It looks like police are going to recommend criminal charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s been mired in a domestic political scandal involving alleged bribes and corruption.
Israel Police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases Tuesday night, Israel’s Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported.
After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced on Tuesday that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair” and Case 2000, the “Yediot Aharanot Affair.”
In Case 1000, the “gifts affair,” it is alleged that Netanyahu improperly accepted expensive gifts from different businessmen.
In Case 2000, the “Yediot Aharonot affair,” Netanyahu allegedly negotiated with publisher Arnon “Noni” Mozes for favorable coverage of himself in Yediot Aharonot in exchange for support of a bill to weaken Israel Hayom, the largest circulation Hebrew-language paper and Yediot’s biggest competitor.
Police also reccomended indicting Mozes and Hollywood film producer Arnon Milchan, who is among those alleged to have given Netanyahu expensive gifts as bribes.
Israel is a land of criminals and swindlers. That’s because Israel is a place filled with Jews. What Bibi is alleged to have done is just the typical way Jews do business and is not surprising in the least.
This situation is interesting because it makes it more likely that Bibi will wage war to distract from this growing domestic political scandal. He’s increased attacks in Syria after an Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot out of the sky. This was the first time this has happened since the early 1980s.
Hopefully Bibi is removed from power as a result of this corruption scandal. If that happens, a leftist government could come into power and that has the potential to change the geopolitical dynamic in the region.