Netanyahu-Mozes affair: Israeli investigators to question billionaire Leonard Blavatnik

Israeli investigators will fly to the UK in order to question billionaire Leonard Blavatnik in Case File 2000, in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a suspect.
Blavatnik (left) and Netanyahu (right) Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Tomorrow (Wednesday), investigators of the Israel Police will depart to the UK in order to question billionaire Leonard Blavatnik in Case File 2000. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of mediating talks between Blavatnik and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Noni Mozes in the possible sale of the newspaper.

Blavatnik is a businessman residing in the UK and Russia and is a part owner of the Israeli sports channel and Channel 10. In his investigations, Netanyahu repeatedly claimed that his talks with Mozes were of no meaning. Investigators are trying to prove that Netanyahu not only meant what he said but also took action to promote the sale of the newspaper.

Mozes and Netanyahu Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

It is believed that the central question that the billionaire will be asked is whether he discussed the acquisition of Yedioth Ahronoth with Netanyahu. Earlier, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit stated that the investigations against the prime minister have only one purpose- the truth. He added that an indictment will only be filed based on evidence and not political considerations.

Mandelblit Photo credit: Channel 2 News


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