Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed his fifth investigation after being questioned for 4 hours regarding several cases of bribery. Netanyahu: “There will be nothing – because there was nothing!”

Questioned for fifth time

Questioned for fifth time Photo credit: GPO/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Wednesday), after 4 hours of questioning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed his fifth investigation on suspicion of bribery at the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem.

8 months have passed since he was last brought in for questioning, during which there have been at least 4 significant developments in the two cases for which he was questioned yesterday. The first development relates to billionaire Arnon Milchan, who was questioned under caution for bribery.

Milchan and Netanyahu

Milchan and Netanyahu Photo credit: Channel 2 News

The second relates to Jewish-American billionaire and owner of Israel Hayom newspaper Sheldon Adelson, who testified that Netanyahu examined the possibility of canceling the newspaper’s weekend supplements, something that came up during Netanyahu’s conversations with the publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

The third significant development relates to the testimony of businessman Leonard Blavatnik, who allegedly confirmed that Netanyahu influenced him to buy Channel 10 for a large sum. The final and most significant development is the state witness agreement of Netanyahu’s former Chief of Staff Ari Harow.

Shortly after the investigation, Netanyahu Tweeted: “I will say this again tonight with absolute confidence: There will be nothing – because there was nothing!”