Israel: Police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery in two cases

Source: Haaretz [Israel]

“The Israeli police announced on Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence indicating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took bribes in two separate cases and acted ‘against public interests.’ The two cases are the so-called Case 1000 — in which Netanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy benefactors in return for advancing their interests — and Case 2000, which alleges that Netanyahu tried to strike a deal that would have provided him with positive coverage in Israel’s second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, in exchange for hurting its free rival, Israel Hayom. … Netanyahu addressed the public in a live broadcast at 8:45 P.M., saying that he has worked for Israel all his life and vowing to remain the country’s prime minister. The prime minister has maintained he did nothing wrong, claiming on numerous occasions that ‘there will be nothing, because there is nothing.'” (02/13/18)

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