It appears that the police are trying to tie up the loose ends in the cases involving the prime minister.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be questioned on Tuesday as part of the Israel Police’s investigation into the Bezeq Affair. According to Hadashot news, investigators also intend to ask Netanyahu about Case 1000 and Case 2000, which are the two corruption cases in which police have recommended that Netanyahu be indicted.
Also known as Case 4000, the Bezeq Affair 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.
It appears that the Israel Police is trying to expedite the remaining loose ends in the cases that involve Netanyahu. A few weeks ago, state witness Nir Hefetz confirmed the police suspicions by testifying that Netanyahu was aware of the benefits Elovitch was receiving and that in return, he and his family were receiving positive media coverage on Walla.
Hefetz claimed that he personally “talked with Elovitch between six and seven times a day” and presented evidence to the investigators that shows that both Netanyahu and Elovitch were committed to the deal.