Netanyahu Questioned Again in Corruption Probe

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -
An Israeli security guard walks at the entrance to the prime minister’s residence in Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Police investigators questioned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the 12th time on Friday in connection with a long-running corruption investigation, various local media reported.

Army Radio said the focus on Friday would be on two cases in which police have recommended indictments against him.

One deals with gifts allegedly given to Netanyahu and his family, and the other with claims that he discussed getting better coverage in Yediot Acharonot in return for curbs on the Yisrael Hayom competitor.

No charges have been brought against the prime minister, who denies any wrongdoing and has called the allegations baseless.

It will be up to the attorney general to decide whether to file charges. Partners in Netanyahu’s governing coalition have stood by him, saying they are awaiting the attorney general’s next moves.

Netanyahu has also been questioned in a third case in which police allege that the owners Bezeq provided favorable coverage of him and his wife on a news website they controlled in return for special treatment and favors from communications regulators.