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Police recommends indicting Netanyahu for bribery | Ynet News |

The Israel Police announced Tuesday there is sufficient evidence to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two cases against him, Case 1000 and Case 2000.

Case 1000 concerns illicit gifts Netanyahu allegedly received from business moguls Arnon Milchan and James Packer, whereas Case 2000 concerns talks the premier had with Yedioth Ahronoth owner and publisher Arnon Mozes regarding the Israel Hayom daily.

The police also recommended the indictment of Milchan for giving bribes and Mozes for offering bribes.

Adelson's Yisrael HaYom Doing for Gingrich What It Does for Bibi | Tikun Olam |
Confidential, The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan

Posted as a diary @BooMan - here.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 at 10:24:48 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 at 10:25:51 PM EST
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I guess that's what the Syrians bought the S-300 for.
by generic on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 07:37:44 AM EST
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best news we've had out of Israel in years

that said, Israel is now the country that he made, removing him will not clean the stain he's left.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 08:13:42 PM EST
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OK, I'm no native English speaker, but "Police recommends indicting Netanyahu" doesn't read like he's effectively indicted. And unless I'm missing something, he's still not indicted as of tonight.

Polls show support for Netanyahu may be rising after police allegations - Times of Israel

About half of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down over allegations of corruption, but the popularity of his ruling Likud party has been largely unaffected by police recommendations to indict him, a pair of polls released Wednesday showed.

A day after police published detailed criminal graft allegations in two separate cases, recommending the prime minister be indicted, 50 percent of respondents told a Channel 10 news poll Netanyahu should resign or declare his incapacity, while 42% said he should continue to serve as premier.

by Bernard (bernard) on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 09:31:40 PM EST
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And it keeps going on, and on, and on, and on...

So Is Bibi Netanyahu Finally Getting Indicted or What? - Slate

 Israeli police have officially announced that they think there is enough evidence to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption in two separate cases. This long-teased and widely expected announcement does not, however, mean that charges will actually be filed against Netanyahu.

If you're experiencing a bit of déjà vu, that's because there have been "BREAKING" news stories for months now indicating that the Teflon prime minister is on the verge of being prosecuted. But only the country's attorney general can actually file charges against Bibi, and it will likely take him several months to decide whether or not to do so. Even then, Netanyahu would not be legally required to step down.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Feb 18th, 2018 at 07:04:21 PM EST
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Attorney General Knew That Private Investigators Were Tailing Actors in Netanyahu Probe

Erdan urges AG to order probe claims Netanyahu investigators were followed

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan urges Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate claims made by Police Chief Roni Alsheich that the officers investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption were followed.

"This is a significant and worrisome statement that should keep the attention of anyone who is responsible for the rule of law and the independence of law enforcement," Eran tells Mandelblit in a letter. "I cannot ignore these things and move on to the next item on the agenda."

"An attempt to intimidate the police investigators who are doing their duty is an act that can not be tolerated," he says.

Last week, Alsheich said that "powerful figures" had hired private investigators to collect information about the police investigators in the corruption cases against the prime minister, apparently to personally discredit them should they recommend indictments.

The Police investigation makes the recommendation for indictment. In a normal procedure the Attorney General follows the recommendation. In case of a Prime Minister, he does not need to step down once indicted. It would take a no-confidence vote in the Knesset to make him leave the Office of Prime Minister. The Likud Party would nominate a new leader and PM. AFAIK

There will be a lingering political crisis in Israel and endless debates in the Knesset causing months of delay before the AG makes his call.

Reminder: They got Capone on tax evasion | Mondoweiss |

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Tax breaks, visas, et al: The 6 frauds for which police want Netanyahu charged
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Further reading ...

Bibitours: Overseas Trips Involved 30 Knesset Ethics Violations | Tikun Olam - 2011 |
New York Times Egypt-Israel Scoop That Never Was | Tikun Olam |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 10:05:08 PM EST
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by generic on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 at 12:42:20 PM EST
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Don't you mean "had entered what he said was Israeli airspace"? It was actually shot down over Syrian airspace (the Golan heights).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 at 12:47:43 PM EST
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