The Israel Police stated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of bribery and fraud. A gag order has been issued by the court for all cases involving Netanyahu.


Netanyahu Photo credit: Israel Salem/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Today (Thursday), a gag order has been issued for all cases involving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, including the possibility that Netanyahu’s former Chief of Staff Ari Harow will become a state witness. As reported yesterday by JOL, if indeed the deal is signed, Harow might provide information on the Submarine Affair.

As part of the order, the police detailed the cases in which Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The relevant cases are the Netanyahu Gifts Affair, in which he is the sole suspect, and Case File 2000, in which he is one of two suspects.


Harow PHoto credit: Miriam Alster/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

It is still unclear what kind of information Harow might disclose, though it is believed to be of great importance. Harow’s name recently came up after it was discovered that he was the one who recorded some of the conversations between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Noni Mozes.

The police stated that Harow is under pressure due to personal and financial problems. It is reported that the former Chief of Staff has provided dramatic information to the Netanyahu Gifts Affair and has opened a window for further developments in the case.

Harow and Netanyahu

Harow and Netanyahu Photo credit: Miriam Alster/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Several months ago, the police published its recommendation to prosecute Harow. The police claimed that enough evidence had been established for filing an indictment against him for offenses of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, receipt of fraud under aggravated circumstances and money laundering.