On Tuesday, the High Court of Israel called for the release and publication of the evidence found by Israeli police against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This decision comes two days after Netanyahu’s attorneys requested to withhold the findings from the public.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been under investigation for alleged corruption crimes during his time in office. On Tuesday, the High Court rejected Netanyahu’s attorney’s request to keep the police investigation and recommendations private.
The High Court of Justice ruled that the police must publish its recommendations in Cases 1,000 and 2,000, which are the corruption cases against Netanyahu. The prime minister convened with his attorneys and advisers to determine his future legal actions. On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu canceled his participation in a ceremony in northern Israel so that he could consult with his attorneys and legal team.
Case 1,000 discusses the incident in which the Netanyahu family is being investigated for allegedly accepting lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen in return for favors. Case 2,000 claims that Netanyahu was willing to sell out Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom to obtain favorable coverage in Yedioth Ahronoth to gain better coverage of his office. Netanyahu denies both accusations as corrupt and insists that both scenarios were taken out of context.