JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general says he has decided to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a series of corruption charges. Avichai Mandelblit said Thursday he has accepted the police recommendations to file charges against Netanyahu in three different cases, pending a final hearing. In a Justice Ministry statement, Mandelblit says he plans to charge Netanyahu with bribery for promoting regulatory changes worth hundreds of millions of dollars to telecom giant Bezeq in return for positive press coverage in Bezeq’s popular subsidiary news site Walla. He will also charge Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust in two other cases. The first involves accepting gifts from billionaire friends and the second revolves around alleged offers of advantageous legislation for a major newspaper in return for favorable coverage. Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing. He called a press conference for Thursday evening. … [Read more...] about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be Indicted for Corruption
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 28, 2019, 4:16 PM GMT By Yuliya Talmazan and Paul Goldman Israel's attorney general announced Thursday that his office had indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after a two-year investigation. The prime minister faces one count of bribery and two counts of fraud and breach of trust. Police have previously recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases. Police recommended an indictment in the case based on evidence collected that confidants of Netanyahu promoted regulatory changes worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq. In exchange, they believe Netanyahu used his connections with Elovitch to receive positive press coverage on Bezeq's popular subsidiary news site, Walla. Police have said their investigation concluded that Netanyahu and Elovitch engaged … [Read more...] about Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on bribe and fraud charges
Reuters reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he was “heartbroken and appalled” by a shooting attack in a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed at least eight people. “The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead. We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, we stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality and we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded,” Netanyahu said in a statement.Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said he would travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday to offer his support to the Jewish community there and that he has instructed his team to prepare any assistance that might be required. Read the full story. … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Heartbroken’ by Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lavished President Donald Trump with praise in his speech commemorating the Fourth of July Tuesday evening. Netanyahu and his wife Sara attended the special event held at Ben Gurion Airport in Lod jointly hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.“It’s a wonderful celebration of 4th of July anytime in Israel but this year it’s special. This year President Trump moved the embassy after declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital. In the UN — a powerful defense of Israel day in, day out,” Netanyahu declared before turning his attention to the now-defunct Iran nuclear deal. “And you remember that Iran nuclear deal? Remember that? President Trump decided to leave this bad deal and he did the greatest thing for the security of the world and for the security of Israel. Now, you should know that this is not yet universally accepted. And I can tell you that … [Read more...] about Benjamin Netanyahu July 4th Speech: Israel Has ‘No Greater Friend’ than U.S.
Rosie Perper, provided by Published 5:59 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 In a phone call last year, President Donald Trump reportedly asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he even cares about making peace with the Palestinians. Trump reportedly saw on the news that Netanyahu was seeking to build further settlements in disputed territories of the West Bank, which the president thought would anger Palestinians. The relationship between the traditionally close allies has strained recently over diverging Middle East strategies. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On Tuesday, Israeli police recommended the 68-year-old prime minister be indicted for bribery in two separate cases. It is now up to Israel's attorney general Avichai Mandelblit to decide whether to press charges. The decision could take months. However, the fact that the leader of the country's governing right-wing … [Read more...] about Trump reportedly asked Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu if he even cares about making peace