Israel’s attorney General wants to raise to media charges against the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu reports because of corruption allegations. Avichai Mandelblit informed Netanyahu of this, reports in the Israeli media agreement-provoking.
According to the legal practice in Israel must be, however, a hearing Netanyahu’s. In one case, Mandelblit said, therefore, for a bribery charge, in two other cases, for fraud and breach of trust.
At 9. April in Israel’s parliamentary elections. Netanyahu wants to be Prime Minister and has ruled out a cancellation of the contract in the case of a charge already. He called the allegations prior to the publication of “ridiculous” and spoke of an attempt to destroy his political career. The allegations against him would collapse “like a house of cards.”
The Prime Minister is suspected of fellow billionaires expensive gifts accepted. Netanyahu is also suspected to have as the Minister of communications granted the Telecom giant Bezeq legal benefits. In exchange, the should have belonging to the group media “Walla” positive about him reported. In addition, he is said to have a critical newspaper publishers offered to weaknesses in return for positive coverage of its competitors.
should happen when the hearing Netanyahu’s, was initially unclear. Until a final decision on an indictment could take up to a year.
It would be the first Time in Israel’s history, against a sitting head of government, the indictment is brought. As leader of the opposition Netanyahu, in 2008, had pushed the head of government, Ehud Olmert, to resign under suspicion of corruption.
The allegations of corruption had ended Olmert’s political career. He resigned in 2008, even before an indictment against him, but remained still until elections in the spring of 2009 in the office. After a conviction, Olmert resigned in February 2016, a 19-month sentence, however, three months earlier.