Police question Netanyahu in telecom case for third time

Arab News, June 12, 2018

Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an
investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his
offices in Jerusalem on June 10, 2018. (Jim Hollander/AFP)

were seen arriving at Netanyahu’s residence on Tuesday.

Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation
worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company. In return,
Bezeq’s subsidiary news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu
coverage. The confidants have turned state witnesses.

It’s the
third time that Netanyahu, who held the government’s communications portfolio
until last year, is being questioned over the affair. Police declined to

have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a
media witch hunt.