Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Netanyahu lashes out against police ahead of expected corruption probe announcement

Netanyahu lashes out against police ahead of expected corruption probe announcement

With the political temperature rising as police reportedly gear up to recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leaders on Thursday took the premier to task for lashing out at Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich in a late-night Facebook post.

"The state attorney said recently in the Knesset that half the recommendations from the police end in nothing", he said.

"There will be nothing, because I know the truth", Netanyahu said in Hebrew in the video.

Police are expected to say in coming days whether they believe enough evidence exists to charge the prime minister with a crime, according to Israeli media.

Case 2000 involves a suspected illicit quid pro quo deal between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper publisher Arnon Mozes in which the right-wing leader offered to limit the circulation of Israel Hayom, a free, pro-Netanyahu daily owned and published by US billionaire and Republican party donor Sheldon Adelson, if Mozes gave the prime minister more favorable coverage.

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was also being investigated for misusing funds. Instead of asking for the investigation to be completed quickly, Netanyahu instead tries to strip Israelis of their faith in police.

Police have recommended she be "indicted on a charge of misuse of funds".

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Another probe involved a submarine deal with Germany worth billions of dollars.

But Netanyahu hit the pause button after being presented with data from Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan regarding the "spillover of medical cannabis into the recreational market", Haaretz Newspaper reported.

"There will be recommendation and signs saying 'Bibi is guilty until proven innocent, '" the Prime Minister added, using his nickname.

Addressing the investigation into him, Netanyahu said, "Qualified legal experts will arrive at one conclusion of the simple truth".

The Netanyahu's son, Yair (left), was captured on a recording joyriding at taxpayer expense to strip clubs with his friends.

"It is shocking that the police chief will once again allude to the lie that the prime minister sent private investigators to spy on police investigators", Netanyahu wrote in a social media post. Some 27 percent say he shouldn't.

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