Police call for prime minister’s indictment for bribery. Netanyahu rebuts all allegations

The Israeli Police Tuesday night, Feb. 13, called for bribery indictments, totaling 750,000 shekels ($217,000), against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, businessman Arnon Milchen and tabloid editor Arnon Mozes, at the end of long investigations into two cases. They were labeled Dossier 1000 and Dossier 2000. It is up to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and state prosecutor Shay Nitzan to decide if the evidence is strong enough for  indictments for trial. In Dossier 1000, the police contend that Netanyahu and his family received gifts (cigars, champagne, jewelry) from Arnon Milchen for services that included promulgation of a law granting returning Israelis a 10-year income tax exemption, and assistance in obtaining a US visa. Outspoken opposition Future party leader Yair Lapid, then finance minister, is a key witness in the police case.
In Dossier 1000, Netanyahu allegedly promised the Yediot Aharonot tabloid publisher Arnon Mozes to enact a law against its rival, the free newspaper Yisrael Hayom, in exchange for favorable coverage in its columns. The two police dossiers, if substantiated, would amount to indictments of corruption against top Israeli political, business and media figures.
However, moments after the police published their case, the Prime Minister went on television to strike down all their charges and assure the nation that they would come to nothing. He noted that from the moment he became prime minister he and his family had faced a vicious campaign of malicious slander. The police had opened 15 investigations against him and all of them fell through. The income tax exemption law, he noted, was in fact passed in 2009 by a former government headed by Ehud Olmert, to stimulate expatriate Israeli investments, and he played no role in its passage, as the police charged. Netanyahu then rolled out instances in which he had acted against Milchen’s business interests. As for helping the businessman obtain a US visa, this was normal in the case of an individual who had performed valuable services for the country and the late Shimon Peres had also made the same  effort on his behalf.
As for Dossier 2000, Netanyahu recalled that not only had he not initiated legislation to benefit the Moses publication, he had voted against it. He asked why the 43 lawmakers who voted for this law – and reaped the benefits – had never faced any charges of wrongdoing. In any case, since when do a politician’s dealings with media publishers for the sake of good coverage count as bribery? In the event, there was no deal.
All in all, Netanyahu insisted that he had devoted his life to the country’s security and prosperous future, which was why the voting public had given him its trust time and time again. He was sure that the people would not believe hat he had betrayed this trust for cigars and champagne and confident that his government would last out full term and be re-elected for another.

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15 thoughts on “Police call for prime minister’s indictment for bribery. Netanyahu rebuts all allegations

  • Feb 13, 2018 @ 22:44 at 22:44
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    Libtards are in the loose in Israel. We need to lock them up along with bds and other left wing progressive BS r’s

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 0:52 at 0:52
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    The logo of his Country

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 2:04 at 2:04
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    Unbelievable! Netanyahu is a bona fide hero. Israel should be recommending him for medals, awards, and building statues of him. He’s been in the country’s service for decades and he has been more productive for the country than any other prime minister including Ben gurion. Shame on the Israeli police and the public who support this charade!

    • Feb 14, 2018 @ 2:49 at 2:49
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      The left would prefer their country destroyed than let a right wing politician be in power

      • Feb 14, 2018 @ 3:32 at 3:32
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        Same thing over here in the US.

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 5:13 at 5:13
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    Nut in yahoo Been hanging out in the wrong neighborhood with those corrupt Arabs.

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 7:57 at 7:57
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    He had in the helm long enough, it’s time to go whether by hooks or crooks.

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 9:19 at 9:19
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    I am a Bibi fan; he is the best PM since Begin. The police and lefties seem to have it in for him. Who does not remember Sarah getting crucified for returning bottles for deposit money?

    She must have gotten off with millions?

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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    Not a good time for such distraction and instability given that a war is almost here. After reading what the police have against him and his explanations. I think he may have acted unethically, but that does not make him a criminal even if its proven. Seems a bit trumped up..exaggerated..maybe it is political? Seems plausible.. Israel had better be very very careful right now. There is no one else who can fill Bibi’s shoes effectively – at the moment.

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 16:15 at 16:15
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    Stupid liberals and left wing. Netanyahu, is God’s appointed man.

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 20:16 at 20:16
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    same libtards who condemned that IDF soldier Azaria for shooting a scumbag terrorist, go BIBI – MIGA MAKE ISRAEL GREAT AGAIN!!!

  • Feb 14, 2018 @ 21:59 at 21:59
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    With close friends like billionaire Sheldon Adelson, why would Netanyahu need to misappropriate a few shekels? Like need to jump a subway turnstile to avoid the fare when your Rolls Royce limousine is waiting for you at the top of the train station stars. Ridiculous accusations that are totally irrelevant and, being made, a threat to Israel’s national security.

  • Feb 15, 2018 @ 0:24 at 0:24
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    Like it or not, Netanyahu is G-D’s appointed servant for this era: May the G-D of Israel do again as HE did to Miraim (Numbers 12:1-16) to all false accusers and liars!

  • Feb 15, 2018 @ 14:00 at 14:00
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    More “left – wing” – or Libtard – as many people dub them nowadays – insanity on full display. $217K over 12 years as Prime Minister makes Netanyahu a paragon of integrity! Most politicians do that every day before their second coffee. Now at a time of grave peril to E’Y these deranged lefties are doing their best to destroy the cohesiveness of the government; same as is occurring in the US. The unfortunate truth is this: when a society abandons the mores and ideals upon which it was built, and embraces chaos, lawlessness and a cavalier disregard for anything “normal”, the result is an inevitable descent into insanity. We are witnessing this all over the world (E’Y, US, EU…); it’s hard to imagine things ending well when a civilization (Western) takes leave of its senses.

    “Hayeenu kecholmim…”

  • Feb 16, 2018 @ 10:11 at 10:11
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    We know the global left hates every conservative leader like Trump or Bibi…

    They hate as well coservative jews & Christians..

    The high traitor muslim BHO is their leader – he gets away with murder, treason, lies…

    The global left has systematically taken over the media, the courts – smart foxes focused on destroying the western / judeo christian societies…

    But the God of Israel :
    HE will show them who is in charge of the universe – just wait and see !

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