After a five-hour police questioning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a recorded statement on Friday that he was confident the investigations against him would amount to nothing. He also thanked his supporters for their confidence in him and his wife Sara, who was also questioned by police.
Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday Photo Credit: Facebook screenshot/Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday addressed the police investigation against himself and his wife Sara in a video on his official Facebook page. The prime minister repeated his stance that the investigations would lead to nothing and thanked Israeli citizens for their support.
“I want to tell you all that I am confident that there will be nothing,” Netanyahu said, referring to his previous statements on the investigations against him: “There will be nothing – because there was nothing.”
“Millions of citizens in Israel expressed their support in me, my wife and my family,” the prime minister added. “You warm our heart very much, thank you.”
In his statement, Netanyahu also mentioned his upcoming visit to the US. As well as a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump, Netanyahu is expected to meet with Republican and Democrat lawmakers as well as give an address at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
As reported by JOL earlier today, Israeli police investigators on Friday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for five hours about allegations concerning the Bezeq corruption case. Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was being questioned about the case in a different location.
The case centers on allegations that Netanyahu helped Bezeq’s chief shareholder, Shaul Elovitch, pay off his large debt by promoting regulatory benefits to his businesses in exchange for favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family on Elovitch’s popular media outlet Walla! News.