ISRAEL: Netanyahu To Be Indicted For Bribery

Haaretz reports:

Israel Police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations. The two cases are the so-called “Case 1000” – in which Netanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy benefactors in return for advancing their interests.

The second investigation, “Case 2000”, alleges that Netanyahu tried to strike a deal that would have provided him with positive coverage in Israel’s second largest newspaper in exchange for hurting its freebie rival, Israel Hayom.

Netanyahu has maintained he did nothing wrong, claiming on numerous occassions that “there will be nothing, because there is nothing.” In the days leading up to the police’s recommendations, Netanyahu has openly questioned the integrity of the police commissioner and other high-ranking officers tasked with the investigations