On Tuesday, Israeli police announced it found “sufficient evidence” to bring charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two cases of alleged corruption.
Haaretz reported that Netanyahu expected the police to recommend criminal charges, but predicted that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit would not ultimately bring charges.
The first case, called Case 1000, alleges that Netanyahu received lavish gifts from Israeli Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer in exchange for political favors.
The second case, Case 2000, alleges the prime minister and Arnon Mozes, publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper in Tel Aviv, had an improper quid pro quo political relationship reached through verbal agreements, Haaretz reported.
In turn, the prime minister would receive favorable coverage by Yedioth Ahronoth.