The Case Against Netanyahu: Highlights From the Police Investigation

16 February, 2018, 06:57 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

In what could have an impact on Netanyahu's ability to remain in office, Israeli police have recommended that the country's leader, known as Bibi, be charged with fraud, bribery, and breach of public trust.

The potential charges against Netanyahu include receiving $300,000 in gifts from two billionaires in exchange for tax breaks and political favors.

While Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing in either case, police have conducted an investigation into gifts the Prime Minister reportedly received from wealthy businessmen, including billionaire filmmaker Arnon Milchan, in what has been dubbed "Case 1000", or the "1000 Affair".

The police are also recommended that Mozes be indicted for bribery in the alleged deal between him and Netanyahu.

The police announcement will increase pressure on Netanyahu to resign, though he has given no indication that he plans to do so, adopting a combative tone as the investigations have circled closer to him. The final decision on whether or not to bring charges against Netanyahu lies with Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. But it would certainly cripple his ability to govern in what is already a shaky coalition government of hard-liners and liberals.

Milchan or New Regency Productions, a Hollywood movie studio he founded and chairs, have produced more than 100 films, including recent Oscar best picture winners 12 Years a Slave, Birdman, and The Revenant.

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent
After about a week it seemed to correct itself on its own, but months later another headache brought about an Australian accent. I just feel that people don't really understand how it feels to have your voice changed ", Myers said in an interview.

"In connection with Milchan, the police [department's] position is that sufficient evidence has been established on the suspicions of bribery".

The case claims the two allegedly granted Netanyahu various gifts over a number of years.

Netanyahu later said in a televised address that he had never sought to make personal gain from politics.

In news that send shockwaves through the political system, it emerged that Yair Lapid, leader of the opposition Yesh Atid party, had given testimony about the Netanyahu efforts to benefit Milchan he saw during his term as finance minister.

In Case 2000, police have investigated conversations Netanyahu had with Arnon "Noni" Mozes, the owner of one of Israel's leading newspapers, Yedioth Ahronoth, which is regularly critical of the Prime Minister.

In all, the merchandise was worth more than one million shekels ($A392,000), the statement said.

Juventus vs. Tottenham | 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Highlights
Spurs on their run shocked the rest of Europe, but many who's been following the Premier League will know, they've been on an outstanding run.

"The only thing that motivates me is the interest of the state", he said, while pointing out that he has always been a victim of slander.

Pre-empting the police recommendations, Netanyahu told the public to expect them and did his best to minimize their importance.

Police are expected to announce that they have uncovered enough evidence to prosecute Netanyahu for corruption in two separate cases, reports the Jerusalem Post.

Netanyahu's time as premier is fast approaching Israel's revered founding father David Ben-Gurion's 13 years.

Netanyahu has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence, insisting that investigators will find he did nothing wrong.

Netanyahu's lawyers have said the presents were simply tokens of friendship and no quid pro quo was given.

Winter Olympics 2018: Chris Mazdzer wins historic silver in men's singles luge
Thirteen was not always so lucky for Mazdzer at the Olympics . "I've had really good starts and really good sliding". "It's 16 years in the making", Mazdzer , a three-time Olympian, told NBC afterward.


  • Real Madrid hoping to thrive on big occasion against Neymar's PSG

    This is the first time that Zidane, a World Cup victor with France, has come up against a side from his home country as a coach. As many as 1,800 police officers will be on duty to look out for trouble on what has been classified a "high risk" occasion.
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launched

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launched

    Both the phones come with a tall 18:9 display while the Redmi Note Pro includes a dual-camera setup on the back as well. The new model features a single cable connection dubbed Mi Port which can connect Mi TV Bar to the display .
    Michigan State a No. 3 seed in midseason NCAA Tournament bracket reveal

    Michigan State a No. 3 seed in midseason NCAA Tournament bracket reveal

    Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. Virginia was an RPI top-50 win previous year , it is now a Quadrant 1 win.
  • Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

    Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

    In Australia , for example, its effectiveness against H3N2 was pegged at 10 percent, and in Canada at 10 to 20 percent. So all the different vaccines on the market are lumped in together in vaccine effectiveness estimates.
    Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

    Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

    In this photo, Wray is sworn in prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017. The committee is grappling with how handle the final phase of its investigation into Russian election interference.
    Oxfam rocked by corruption, sex abuse allegations

    Oxfam rocked by corruption, sex abuse allegations

    Oxfam received £31.7 million in taxpayer funding in 2016/17, but Ms Mordaunt indicated future support could be at risk. The recent allegations concerning Haiti and Chad relate to Oxfam GB, one of the 20 affiliate organisations.
  • Moment US destroys Russian tanks 'killing hundreds of soldiers' as conflict ERUPTS

    Moment US destroys Russian tanks 'killing hundreds of soldiers' as conflict ERUPTS

    If the numbers are accurate, the strike marks the deadliest exchange between Americans and Russians since the Cold War. Neither the Kremlin nor the Russian Ministry of Defense talks about private military contractors in Syria .
    Russian aircraft crashes after takeoff from Moscow

    Russian aircraft crashes after takeoff from Moscow

    The plane carried 65 passengers and 6 crew members, Saratov said on its website, expressing condolences to their relatives. A Russian plane with 71 people on board crashed in the Moscow region Sunday and prosecutors said there were no survivors.
    Peoples lives are being shattered by mere allegation

    Peoples lives are being shattered by mere allegation

    More importantly, though, the fact that this leaked out so quickly suggests Kelly has lost the confidence of his staff. But there was no sign that a move was imminent, according to the people with knowledge of the conversations.
  • Why Is Apple Changing Its Approach to Software Updates?

    Why Is Apple Changing Its Approach to Software Updates?

    Apple is on the path to finding "Peace", the internal name of iOS 12 due out this fall. Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to bring Animoji to the iPad, for instance.
    Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

    Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

    Past year saw Google unveil the Pixel 2 and 2 XL handsets to take over from the original Pixel phones that launched back in 2016. The company reportedly only shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017, according to IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo .
    Intel officials sound the alarm on Russian meddling in 2018 midterms

    Intel officials sound the alarm on Russian meddling in 2018 midterms

    The Senate Intelligence Committee is conducting one of the three main congressional investigations into the Russian Federation issue.


Winter Olympics 2018: Shaun White apologises for calling harassment claims 'gossip'
White allegedly made vulgar remarks to Zawaideh and groped her while trying to kiss her. It snapped his streak of consecutive gold medals in the men's halfpipe.

Fortnite: Epic announces a string of updates
However, anyone upset that the SMG is gone from Fortnite should note that not all versions of the SMG will be removed. It's all in the name of making the game as balanced as possible before it has its proper launch later this year.

Kim Cattrall makes it clear to Sarah Jessica Parker: They're not friends
ANDY Cohen just doesn't understand the drama going on between Kim Cattrall and his close pal Sarah Jessica Parker . I was like, there was no way Kim Cattrall has posted this on her Instagram .

Are Aston Villa now set for a second-place finish?
It was the ideal weekend for Aston Villa . "Villa Park has been rocking and we've really got our swagger back". We have enjoyed big Championship attendances at home.

Police recommend charges against Benjamin Netanyahu
While ministers and mayors are required to resign if indicted, Israeli law is less clear when it comes to the prime minister. Channel 10 TV read a statement that it said came from Mr Milchan's "defence team" saying the bribery charge would not stand.

Iraq hopes to start new chapter after Kuwait conference — Interview
Large parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, are still in ruins, more than six months after it was retaken by the government. Both the Journal and Reuters acknowledged that most of the fighting during the ISIS war took place in seven Iraqi provinces.

HTC's Smartphone Chief Chialin Chang Resigns
HTC will likely be on the lookout for someone to replace Chang's position, but that could be an uphill battle for the company. HTC said it is a personal career move, while media reports indicate Chang intends to launch an AI startup in the future.

Google brings controversial AMP platform to Gmail
With Gmail on AMP, developers can create newer, more interactive and actionable email experiences, says the company . Initially, it'll only be available for those who sign up to the optional Gmail Developer Preview of AMP for Email.

Jacob Zuma Expected To Resign By The Party's Leadership
And 18 corruption charges, stemming from a 1990s arms deal, were dropped before he became president and have not been reinstated. His motorcade returned an hour later to the venue of the ANC meeting debating the President's fate.

3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon
Three people died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon in Arizona , Saturday, police confirmed to CNN . In August 2001, a Grand Canyon tour helicopter operated by Papillon crashed and burned near Meaview, Arizona.