In an unusual tactic, police are expected to question Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, simultaneously and separately on Friday about the Bezeq corruption case.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, will be questioned by the police simultaneously on Friday regarding the Bezeq corruption case.
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, while exploiting his position as Minister of Communications, in exchange for favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family on Elovitch’s popular news site.
The police investigators are expected to present each of them with pieces of evidence collected throughout the investigation and ask them to comment on them.
Sources close to Netanyahu have called the bribery allegations “groundless,” saying his decisions had been “practical” and “based upon professional sources, committees and legal advice.”
The sources blamed the media for its “disproportionate” coverage of the story. “Every day the numbers get blown up more; at first it was tens of millions, then it was hundreds of millions, now it’s a billion and tomorrow it will be a trillion,” they said.