PM Binyamin Netanyahu rejected the recommendations by the police and Securities Authority to prosecute him and his wife, Sarah Netanyahu, on suspicion of bribe-taking, fraud and breach of faith, that were released on Sunday at the end of a long investigation. Shaul Elovitch, owner of Bezeq Telecom and the Walla news website, was accused of bribing the prime minister with favorable press coverage in return for intervention in regulations affecting the Bezeq group’s business. In his statement, Netanyahu rejected the recommendations saying they offer no surprises since the exact same allegations were consistently leaked to the media by the police even before they started their investigation and have no legal standing. Furthermore, they were released – not fortuitously – on the eve of Ronnie Alsheikh’s departure as Police Commissioner. The police recommendations now pass to the state prosecution which determines whether there is a case for indictment or need further investigation. The prime minister’s Likud faction has declared its solidarity with Netanyahu, while opposition parties call for his resignation forthwith.