Police Bring Corruption Charges to Israel Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, faces charges of corruption from the Israeli police over alleged bribery. The cases in concern are two separate incidents. One claims that Mr. Netanyahu requested positive coverage in an Israeli newspaper in exchange for “help reining in a rival publication.” The other holds that he accepted $283,000 from Arnon Milchan, the producer of movies like Fight Club, Gone Girl, and The Revenant, in exchange for help in acquiring a US visa for Milchan and for support of a bill that would exempt returning Israelis from abroad from taxes for 10 years. The proposal did not ultimately pass. A decision on the allegations will take months to settle, but Mr. Netanyahu is confident they “will end in nothing.”
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