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Police to recommend indicting Netanyahu on corruption, bribery charges: Israeli media

Police to recommend indicting Netanyahu on corruption, bribery charges: Israeli media
From CBC - February 13, 2018

Police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a pair of corruption cases, according to Israeli media reports.

The reported recommendations Tuesday night do not immediately threaten Netanyahu, but could fuel calls for him to step aside.

For months, police have been investigating two cases. In one, Netanyahu reportedly received over $100,000 in gifts from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and other wealthy supporters.

The other is over secret talks with the publisher of a major Israeli newspaper in which Netanyahu allegedly requested positive coverage in exchange for reining in a free pro-Netanyahu daily.

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