The Israeli police Tuesday asked for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to continue in the framework of two corruption cases. The premier called the allegations ‘absurd’.
The police said after an investigation of fourteen months that there is enough evidence to Netanyahu to prosecute for bribery and fraud.
The first dossier available to the police, about the acceptance of gifts from billionaires in exchange for favorable treatment. Netanyahu and his wife would be so for 1 million shekels (229.000 euro) cigars and jewellery have received an Israeli and an Australian billionaire.
The second case revolves around negotiations between Netanyahu and a newspaper publisher to the media, to influence.
Netanyahu stated during a televised address that only the public prosecutor can decide whether the recommendations of the police followed, and that the allegations are unfounded. He spoke earlier about a ‘witch-hunt’ against his conservative coalition.
According to the Israeli media would the police ask for the newspaper publisher and one of the billionaires to pick it up.
Many see the recommendations of the police as a call to the premier. More and more opponents of the prime minister wish that he leaves, but Netanyahu has still enough adherents to the power to be able to continue.
The attorney-general, the recommendations investigations and must decide whether Netanyahu sued.