Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be indicted Thursday on bribery and breaching of public trust charges. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit made the public announcement of his decision Thursday.
#BREAKING: Israeli AG has decided: Israel PM Netanyahu will be indicted on Bribery in case 4000, and on breach of public trust in cases 1000 and 2000
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) November 21, 2019
The first case, Case 4000, involves the Bezeq-Walla Affair, in which the Prime Minister instituted policies to support Shaul Elovitch’s business, in exchange for positive coverage in Elovitch’s news group Walla.
The second, Case 1000, involves illegal gifts (hundreds of thousands in Israeli currency) from wealthy business people in exchange for legal, business support. It was deemed a ‘conflict of interest.’
Case 2000, ediot Aharonot-Israel Hayom Affair, supports that Netanyahu helped squash the news coverage of Israel Hayom’s reporting in exchange for a favorable interview with Yediot Ahronot.