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Ne­tanyahu cor­rup­tion case: Is­raeli po­lice rec­om­mended this week that Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu be charged with bribery and fraud, the third time this year they have sug­gested he face prose­cu­tion for al­leged cor­rup­tion. In the lat­est case, Ne­tanyahu is ac­cused of giv­ing reg­u­la­tory perks to Bezeq, Is­rael’s largest na­tional telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions provider, in ex­change for fa­vor­able news cov­er­age for him­self on Bezeq’s news web­site, Walla. Po­lice say he “in­ter­vened in a bla­tant and on­go­ing man­ner, and some­times even daily,” to place flat­ter­ing ar­ti­cles. In the two other cases, Ne­tanyahu is ac­cused of ac­cept­ing lav­ish gifts in ex­change for tax ex­emp­tions, and of propos­ing an il­licit deal to se­cure fa­vor­able me­dia cov­er­age. He de­nies any wrong­do­ing. The at­tor­ney gen­eral must now de­cide whether to in­dict Ne­tanyahu.

Ac­cused of bribery

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