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Netanyahu off the hook on submarine affair

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can breathe easier now that the attorney general has decided not to investigate him in the submarine affair nor in the stock-share dealing case.
Israeli protesters lift a model of a yellow submarine topped with a representation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an anti-government demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, on August 15, 2020. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have been able to relax after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Oct. 15 that he would not order a criminal investigation into his stock dealings and explained once again why he would not indict him in the submarine affair.

The first incident involves a stock purchase that netted Netanyahu a hefty return when he sold the shares back to his American millionaire cousin Nathan Milikowsky. The second relates to Israel’s purchase of submarines and warships from German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp.  

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