Israeli police ‘to question Packer’
ISRAELI police will reportedly question
James Packer (pictured) soon as part of an investigation into allegations Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted lavish gifts from the Australian billionaire. Media allege Mr Packer and movie mogul Arnon Milchan gave Mr Netanyahu and his family hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts, including champagne, cigars and accommodation. The Times of Israel reports police are “looking into whether Netanyahu tried to help Packer gain residency in Israel”. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri told ABC’s 7.30 program in January he had met with Mr Packer’s lawyer, who asked about arranging Israeli citizenship or residency. Mr Packer will be one of the last to testify. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the Australian mogul.