‘Case 1000’ alleges Netanyahu received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen in return for political favors; ‘Case 2000’ alleges a tit-for-tat with publisher of Israeli daily.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in America, President Trump has enemies that do nothing but seek his downfall 24 hours per day every day. We call these people the media. And everytime they start licking their lips thinking they have him in their latest trap, the truth bubbles up to the top. It is no different in Israel, where the enemies of Netanyahu work around the clock to unseat him so the liberal factions in the Knesset can go ahead and give Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Anything is possible, and Netanyahu certainly could be guilty…but don’t hold your breath. My humble opinion says he didn’t do it. And all you “christians” out there who hate Israel and talk about the “phony Jews”, don’t get too excited just yet. The police recommendation does not require Netanyahu to resign, step down or leave office.
Israel Police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations. 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.
At this stage, the prosecution and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will examine the evidence that police collected throughout the investigations, and will later decide whether to actually indict the prime minister or not. Netanyahu will not be required at this point to resign from office.
The publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth, Arnon Mozes, will also be charged, as will Arnon Milchan, who allegedly provided Netanyahu with gifts. Netanyahu will address the public in a live broadcast at 8:45 P.M.
Netanyahu has maintained he did nothing wrong, claiming on numerous occasions that “there will be nothing, because there is nothing.”
According to the police, after Netanyahu was elected, the volume of gifts received by him rose significantly, altogether amounting to a value of 1 million shekels.
Regarding Milchan, the police said that in return for the gifts, Netanyahu pushed for the so-called Milchan Law, which cuts taxes for Israelis returning to Israel after spending time abroad. According to the police, Netanyahu acted “against the public interests.”
In the days leading up to the police’s recommendations, Netanyahu has openly questioned the integrity of the police commissioner and other high-ranking officers tasked with the investigations
In an interview broadcast last Wednesday, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich claimed “powerful people” have been gathering information about the investigators in Netanyahu’s cases. Netanyahu responded in a late-night Facebook post, calling the claims “ludicrous” and saying the police chief’s comments “cast a shadow” over the investigation. In the following days Netanyahu continued to criticize the police, including the head of the anti-fraud unit Lahav 433. source