Israel police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery..Packer named

Israeli police recommended charging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases, a decision that could spark the biggest fight of his political life.

Police say they found evidence Netanyahu traded his influence for favors, a non-binding conclusion that Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit will have to weigh as he decides whether to file charges against a sitting Israeli premier for the first time. Netanyahu, who years ago survived two prior police recommendations to indict him, has denied any wrongdoing and claims he’s the victim of a witchhunt by left-wing opponents.

For more than a year, detectives have been investigating circumstances surrounding cigars, champagne and other gifts Netanyahu has acknowledged accepting from wealthy friends, including Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer. They’ve also probed a deal the prime minister discussed with Arnon Mozes, publisher of the Yediot Ahronot newspaper, to pass legislation that would weaken another daily in exchange for more favorable coverage.

Key details from the police report include:

  • In addition to recommending charges against Netanyahu, the police said there’s evidence that both Mozes and Milchan committed bribery
  • Police estimated Netanyahu received about 1,000,000 shekels ($283,000) in gifts including champagne, cigars, and jewelry. That includes about 750,000 shekels in gifts from Milchan and about 250,000 shekels in gifts from Packer
  • In exchange, police say Netanyahu sought to advance Milchan’s interests in various fields including telecommunications and tax law, and by helping him with his U.S. visa
  • Police say even if Milchan is Netanyahu’s friend, a public servant can’t receive gifts in exchange for advancing a businessman’s interests
  • Netanyahu and publisher Mozes took “actual steps to promote each other’s interests” after reaching understandings that were recorded by Netanyahu’s chief of staff at the time, Ari Harow

Netanyahu denied the allegations in a press conference Tuesday night, calling the police recommendations“disturbed” and claiming the investigations were intended to topple his government.

POLICE are on the verge of indicting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after an investigation into his dealings with businessmen including receiving lavish gifts from Australian billionaire James Packer.

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Mr Netanyahu be indicted in two cases of alleged corruption after a long-running probe.

Mr Netanyahu, who has repeatedly said he has done nothing wrong, is not expected to resign and told a nationwide TV address the allegations would “come to nothing”.

Mr Netanyahu denied allegations that he accepted lavish gifts, including champagne and expensive cigars, from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan in exchange for doing favours.

He also is suspected of offering preferential treatment to a newspaper publisher in exchange for favourable coverage.

Mr Packer is also among those mentioned in the corruption case, although there is no suggestion of wrongdoing on his part.

“I admire Prime Minister Netanyahu and am happy that I was given the opportunity to be his friend,” Mr Packer said in his testimony, according to Channel 10.

“I was happy to give him presents, many times at his request and his wife Sara’s request.”

Israeli police have not recommended charges against Mr Packer, but have recommended charged against Milchan.


we have followed this for months..its coming to a head..

what did james give him?

“I was happy to give him presents, many times at his request and his wife Sara’s request.”

its not a present if its a request..


~ by seeker401 on February 15, 2018.

2 Responses to “Israel police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery..Packer named”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  2. we seeing one by one one less LUCIFERIAN

    in other note we remember
    drill-drillBaby why-9407&4728 showTopCar-FLA ? during THEY-loop

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