Gulf News : 2018-12-06

Gulf/region : 13 : 13


GULF REGION GULFNEWS.COM 13 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Corruption allegation­s against Netanyahu Israeli police have recommende­d indicting Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a catalogue of legal troubles that have clouded the Israeli Prime Minister’s prospects for re-election in 2019 ■ CASE 1000 Police recommenda­tion Indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust Netanyahu accused of accepting luxury gifts worth almost $300,000 in return for political favours Alleged gifts – from Hollywood producer and Australian tycoon – included champagne, cigars and jewellery from 2007-2016 Arnon Milchan (above, top) James Packer (above) CASE 4000 Police recommenda­tion CASE 2000 Police recommenda­tion Indict Netanyahu and his wife for bribery and fraud Involves Netanyahu’s relationsh­ip with controllin­g shareholde­r of Israel’s telecom giant Sara Indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust Involves alleged secret talks between Netanyahu owner of (right) Shaul Elovitch, Arnon Mozes, Yedioth Ahronoth and Israel’s daily Bezeq Confidants of Netanyahu allegedly backed regulatory changes worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq in return for positive press coverage of him and his wife on Bezeq’s popular news site Netanyahu suspected of asking for positive coverage in exchange for promoting legislatio­n to slow growth of Yedioth rival newspaper, Walla Israel Hayom Sources: AP, Reuters Pictures: AP, Getty Images Graphic News/©Gulf News ■