Netanyahu Questioned by Police for Fifth Time in Alleged Corruption Probe

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being questioned by Israeli police for the fifth time regarding two corruption cases.

Netanyahu is being questioned on matters involving the so-called “Case 1000,” in which Netanyahu is suspected of accepting gifts from wealthy benefactors in the form of cigars, champagne and jewelry – worth an estimated total of hundreds of thousands of shekels – allegedly in return for advancing their interests, and “Case 2000,” which involves recordings of talks Netanyahu held with the publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth, a leading newspaper considered critical of him, to obtain favorable coverage in return for reining Israel Hayom, the paper’s main rival and Netanyahu’s main mouthpiece.

Read more at Ha’Aretz.

{Matzav.com Israel Bureau}

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