In a message directed at Israel’s attorney general, PM Netanyahu, who faces possible indictment in 3 separate criminal cases wants his pre-trial hearing aired live, saying, “the time has come for the public to hear everything, including my side.”
By Reuters, Ynet
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday for his pre-trial hearing on corruption allegations to be broadcast live, saying that “the time has come for the public to hear everything, including my side”.
Following a deadlocked September 17 election, Netanyahu is fighting for a fifth term in office that might confer legal immunity in three long-running cases that he has cast as a baseless and politically motivated witch-hunt. Continue Reading »
With Israel’s repeat election just weeks away, the war on Prime Minister Netanyahu by the local press, police and his political rivals to have him removed from office has gotten nasty.
– A breakdown on what ‘Case 4000’ is all about.
By Tsvi Sadan
“Case 4000” is the investigation into a $500 million bribe that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly arranged for Shaul Elovitch, owner of Israel’s Bezeq Telecommunications, in exchange for favorable media coverage in the Walla news portal.
With the next national election just weeks away, Case 4000 has become a battlefield upon which anti-Bibi and pro-Bibi forces are battling one another like there’s no tomorrow. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Attorney-General Mandelblit said that PM Netanyahu will be indicted in three cases: for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
– The decision to indict the PM could decisively impact upcoming election.
– PM Netanyahu, “There will be nothing, because there is nothing.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit announced his intent to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery on Thursday in a blockbuster decision that could decisively impact the April 9 election.
Mandelblit said that Netanyahu will be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in Case 4000, “the Bezeq-Walla affair,” for breach of trust in Case 1000, “the Illegal Gifts Affair,” and that he would charge him with fraud and breach of trust in Case 2000, “the Yediot Aharonot–Israel Hayom affair.” Continue Reading »