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  • Israeli police recommend charging Prime Minister Netanyahu with bribery and corruption

    first_imgIsraeli police recommend charging Prime Minister Netanyahu with bribery and corruption Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence. By AFP ISRAELI POLICE HAVE said they are recommending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust following long-running investigations into two cases of alleged corruption.Police issued a statement describing the recommendations, which will now go to the attorney general, who is expected to take weeks or months to decide how to move forward.Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence.A prime minister who is facing such police recommendations or who has been formally charged with offences is not obliged to resign.Various Israeli media have reported that police had informed Netanyahu’s lawyers that they were recommending his indictment in both corruption cases involving him that they have been investigating.Police have been investigating Netanyahu over suspicions that he received expensive gifts, including pricey cigars, from wealthy supporters such as Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer.His wife allegedly received bottles of pink champagne.The gifts were reportedly worth some tens of thousands of dollars.Police have also been probing allegations that Netanyahu sought a secret deal for favourable coverage with the publisher of top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot.© – AFP 2018Read: Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecutionMore: Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Image: Ronen Zvulun via PA Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 7:40 PM Share15 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img 57 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 7:40 PM Image: Ronen Zvulun via PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3850578 Short URL 10,114 Views last_img read more