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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Israeli police announced on Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence indicating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took bribes in two separate cases and acted "against public interests." 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 -- and Case 2000, which alleges that Netanyahu tried to strike a deal that would have provided him with positive coverage in Israel's second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, in exchange for hurting its free rival, Israel Hayom. According to the police, in Case 1000, Netanyahu received champagne, cigars, jewelry and clothing, by demand and systematically, valued at over one million shekels (around $280,000). The gifts he received from the Israeli-American Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan increased significantly once Netanyahu was elected prime minister.





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Good ol' Nettyahoo paving the way for Trump.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 11:28 PM | Reply

Benjamin who?


#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-13 11:57 PM | Reply


#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-14 11:41 AM | Reply

"Enough evidence for an indictment" is a very low bar. In the immortal words of Sol Wachtler, "A Grand Jury could indict a ham sandwich"

#4 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-02-14 11:55 AM | Reply

"The political opposition in Israel has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down after the country's police force recommended that he be charged with bribery and breach of trust.

The left-wing Labor leader Avi Gabbay said that Netanyahu's party must choose the rule of law over supporting the under-fire premier.

"I think it's clear here that this government needs to go to elections. It can't be that this government continues as is," Gabbay told Israel's Army Radio, according to the Associated Press.

"There's really a government culture of corruption," he added."


#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-14 12:55 PM | Reply

There has always been a "government culture of corruption" in Isreal, it's almost a requirement to run for office: since 1948 32 members of the government have been convicted of crimes or misdemeanors out of 134 charged.

List of Israeli public officials convicted of crimes or misdemeanors

Nutti's gotta go.

#6 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-02-14 02:16 PM | Reply

Ben who?

He was just a coffee boy.

- Dotard Donny.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-14 04:41 PM | Reply

Netanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy benefactors in return for advancing their interests

*coughing fit* - Hillary Clinton

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-14 06:25 PM | Reply

the only government more corrupt than the US is that heap of -------- gobbling ----- at the Knesset. oh yeah, and why has the IAEA not taken a dump on their f'n nuclear stockpile yet?

#9 | Posted by panchovilla at 2018-02-14 06:58 PM | Reply

After all of the outrageous sex scandals in particular the violent rape allegations - this is where the scheckle stops?! On bribes?!

#10 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-02-14 07:57 PM | Reply

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