Israeli investigators believe that a “confrontation” between Nir Hefetz, a key state’s witness in Case 4000, and Sara Netanyahu could help advance their investigation. However, it appears that Hefetz will not confront the prime minister.
The Netanyahu couple Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO
Police investigators are considering scheduling a police-supervised “confrontation” between Nir Hefetz, a former top adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Sara Netanyahu, according to Israeli news reports.
Hadashot news stated that police only use this tactic when there is a good chance that the suspect will confess during the encounter. Hefetz will apparently not be confronting the prime minister because the police believe that Netanyahu would likely not say anything incriminating during the meeting.
Last month, police investigators questioned the prime minister and his wife separately regarding Case 4000. It is expected that they will be questioned again about the case in which Hefetz is a state’s witness. The case, also known as the Bezeq Case, involves suspicions that Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch exerted pressure on the Walla! news site, which he owns, to portray the Netanyahu couple in a positive light, and in exchange, Netanyahu, acting as Israel’s communications minister, made decisions that financially benefited him.
Case 4000 is the latest scandal in which Netanyahu’s name has come up. The Israel Police recently recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in two separate graft investigations, known as Case 1000 and Case 2000. Hefetz, along with Netanyahu’s former Chief of Staff Ari Harow, is also a state’s witness in these cases.