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Netanyahu risks implication in third scandal

After recommending to the attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in cases 1000 and 2000, investigators are now looking into another case involving Netanyahu and his associates.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during the dedication ceremony of a new concourse at the Ben Gurion International Airport, near Lod, Israel February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun - RC1A4D1A1CE0
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has two obsessions. The first is a case of chronic miserliness, which he shares with his wife. They have become addicted to living off of others, sometimes even against the law. This obsession got him into trouble in the past, culminating in a criminal investigation in 2000. On Feb. 13, it got him into trouble again, when the police recommended that he be indicted for bribery in what is called Case 1000 (Netanyahu allegedly receiving benefits from businesspeople).

Netanyahu’s second obsession is everything to do with the media. Although the free newspaper with greatest circulation in Israel has been subject to his every whim for the past decade, and although he has the most popular Facebook page in Israel, Netanyahu continues to meddle in the Israeli media market, trying nonstop to gain control of even more chunks of it. This keeps him busy 24/7. As we have now learned, it has also gotten him into hot water with the police.

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