Israel Hayom owner Sheldon Adelson told police investigators that Israel’s prime minister asked him to consider canceling the popular weekend section of his newspaper. This information will most likely be critical in the Netanyahu-Mozes Affair investigation.
Watch: Netanyahu responds to the recent developments in corruption scandals
A day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff turned state’s witness against him, additional developments in the cases against Israel’s head of state are making headlines. On Saturday evening, Channel 2 News learned that the investigation into the Netanyahu-Mozes Affair is advancing after Israel Hayom owner Sheldon Adelson told police investigators during the second round of questioning that Netanyahu asked him to evaluate the possibility of canceling the special weekend section of the newspaper. The request was made after Netanyahu conducted several talks with Arnon Mozes, the publisher and owner of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel Hayom’s main competitor.
Meanwhile, Ari Harow, Netanyahu’s former top aide, finished testifying as part of the deal he made in order to avoid jail time regarding a different case. It appears that Harow provided the state with information that could lead to an indictment against Israel’s prime minister in the affair involving Mozes. Yesterday, Channel 2 News reported that the Israel Police will recommend that Netanyahu be indicted for bribery.
Netanyahu and Adelson Photo Credit: Efi Tzaphrir/Flash 90/Reuters/Channel 2 News
On Friday, Netanyahu responded to the latest developments in the corruption cases involving him and his close associates. “Regarding this week’s story, I do not pay any attention to background noise. I continue my work for you,” Netanyahu said.