The Israeli journalist whose name came up during the recorded conversations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth owner and publisher Arnon Mozes was questioned today by police investigators.
Avi Ratzon Photo Credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90
After Israel Hayom editor Amos Regev was questioned by police, journalist Avi Ratzon arrived at the police headquarters. Yesterday, Yedioth Ahronoth owner and publisher Arnon Mozes was questioned under caution again regarding Affair 2000 (the Netanyahu-Mozes Affair).
Channel 2 News has revealed in the past few days parts of the recorded conversations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mozes, who is the publisher of the Israeli newspaper that owns and operates Ynetnews. In the partial transcripts of the recordings, the two are apparently discussing silencing certain journalists and the negotiations they conducted in order to decide how Yedioth Ahronoth would cover stories related to Netanyahu and the newspaper’s general attitude toward him.
Israel Police chief Roni Alsheikh commented on the affair yesterday: “I don’t think that the investigation will be very long. We are working at the fastest pace possible and no one is disturbing us.”