After the Israel Police recommended filing indictments against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate graft cases, it was reported on Sunday that investigators are expected to question the Israeli leader at his home in Jerusalem regarding Case 4000.
Netanyahu Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS
Police investigators are expected to question Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official Jerusalem residence as part of the Case 4000 investigation on Friday, two days before he leaves for the US. The investigators are also expected to ask him about Case 3000, which involves corruption allegations in a major submarine acquisition deal between Israel and the German shipbuilding company ThyssenKrupp.
Last week, Hadashot’s Moshe Nussbaum reported that Israel’s attorney general gave the investigators permission to question Netanyahu and even treat him as a suspect. If the questioning takes place on Friday, it will be the eighth time that Netanyahu has been questioned in the recent slew of corruption scandals involving him.
The latest scandal, Case 4000, also known as the Bezeq Case, involves suspicions that Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq, directed the Walla! news site, which he owns, to cover Netanyahu and his family in a positive light in exchange for the Israeli Communications Ministry advancing policies that financially benefited him.
About two and a half weeks ago, the Israel Police released its recommendation regarding Cases 1000 and 2000, which also involve Netanyahu, stating that there is enough evidence in the two graft probes to warrant indictments against the prime minister.