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Netanyahu asked to return state gifts he received as Israeli PM

The prime minister's office has reportedly requested that Benjamin Netanyahu return 42 gifts from President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin and other foreign leaders that he received during his 12-year tenure.

The Israeli government is requesting that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara return a stash of gifts from foreign leaders that belong to the State of Israel, but Netanyahu’s office says they are no longer in his possession. 

The Ma’ariv newspaper reports that Netanyahu, whose reign as Israel’s longest-serving premier ended in June, did not return the items when asked by the legal adviser in the prime minister’s office, Shlomit Barnea Farago. 

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