TEL AVIV, Nov 19 â€” RIA Novosti. Israeli police confirmed that its investigators several hours of questioning of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in respect of which conducted two investigations with the potential to provoke his resignation.
Netanyahu suspected of receiving expensive gifts from business representatives and try to negotiate with the owner of one of the country’s largest publishing houses – “Yediot Ahronot” on the favorable coverage of the government in exchange for the adoption of a law that would restrict the capabilities of the basic competitor â€” free daily newspaper “Israel ha Yom”.
“We confirm that the Prime Minister was today questioned for hours at his Jerusalem residence in the framework of the investigation, which is “Lahav-433”, â€” said the press service of the police, referring to a unit that specializiruetsya on the investigation of particularly serious crimes and corruption cases.
Netanyahu questioned the sixth time. His previous meeting with investigators was held ten days ago. The police had earlier made it clear that he is looking for in the episodes included in the “case of 1000 and 2000”, the signs of corruption, fraud and breach of trust.
The Prime Minister insists that did not do anything illegal, promises many more years to lead the country, accusing opposition politicians and journalists in an attempt to stage a coup by putting pressure on the police and the Prosecutor’s office. If the investigation will culminate in the bringing of charges, the question arises about the resignation of Netanyahu.