Netanyahu Questioned by Police for Fifth Time in Alleged Corruption Probe


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.

{ Israel Bureau}


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