Police recommend PM Netanyahu is indicted in telecom corruption case
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Police recommend PM Netanyahu is indicted in telecom corruption case

Israeli authorities say they have have enough evidence to charge the Prime Minister over accepting bribes, fraud and a breach of trust

Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu
Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant.

Police said they have established an evidentiary foundation to charge Mr Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust.

The case revolves around suspicions that confidants of Mr Netanyahu promoted regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company in exchange for positive coverage of the prime minister on Bezeq’s news website Walla.

Police have already recommended indicting Mr Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases, one involving accepting gifts from billionaire friends, and the second over trading positive media coverage for advantageous legislation for a newspaper.

The prime minister has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by the media.

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