Today, it was reported that the suspicions against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Gifts Affair have been reinforced after the testimony of billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.







Is this how Netanyahu repaid Milchan?

Is this how Netanyahu repaid Milchan? Photo credit: Channel 2 News

This evening (Monday), it was reported that Israeli law enforcement sources believe that the testimony of billionaire Leonard Blavatnik significantly reinforces the suspicions against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Gifts Affair.

According to the report, Blavatnik testified that he bought part of Israel’s Channel 10 for double the price only after Netanyahu and his former Chief of Staff and now state witness Ari Harow asked him to do so. After the Prime Minister’s intervention, the deal went through and businessman Arnon Milchan received tens of millions of shekels.







Blavatnik

Blavatnik Photo credit: Channel 2 News

It is suspected that this was Netanyahu’s repayment to Milchan for all the gifts that he provided him and his wife over the years. Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s investigations are on a sort of hold until after the holidays.







Ari Harow

Ari Harow Photo credit: Miriam Alster/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 NEws

To read more about Netanyahu’s Gifts Affair, click here.