Champagne and bribery: the cases ensnaring Israel's Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office

Israeli police arrived on Friday at Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem for a previously announced fresh questioning as part of an inquiry underway known as Case 4000 or Bezeq.

Israeli police investigators on Friday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for five hours about allegations concerning the Bezeq corruption case.

Police investigating the case have arrested the controlling shareholder of Bezeq Telecom, Shaul Elovitch, and Nir Hefetz, a former Netanyahu spokesman, who have both denied wrongdoing.

According to the police, Netanyahu and Mozes held talks over an "exchange deal", in which Netanyahu would receive favorable coverage in Yediot Aharonot in return for promoting a law and other measures that would limit the distribution of Israel Hayom, Yedioth's main rival.

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A Reuters cameraman saw a vehicle carrying two police officers pull to the prime minister's official home on Friday morning.

Shlomo Filber, the former director-general of the Communications Ministry and a longtime Netanyahu confidant, signed a deal last week to turn state's witness and possibly incriminate Netanyahu in the affair.

From granting favours for fine champagne to attempting to bribe a judge - a series of allegations have entangled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent months.

The rightwing prime minister has been Israel's dominant political figure for a generation, in power since 2009 and for 12 years in total since 1996. Police, however, confirmed that it was "being carried out with the supervision of the state attorney and approval of the attorney general".

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In one of the investigations, known as Case 1000, he is accused of accepting almost $300,000 in lavish gifts from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer.

"A prime minister under investigation can not, and may not, take crucial decisions", Shuki Cohen, a 63-year-old economist from Moshav Arugot, said.

Earlier in the week, the news outlet published a text message sent by Sara Netanyahu to Iris Elovitch, blasting coverage of the Netanyahus on Walla and urging her to "quickly" change it.

So far, partners in Netanyahu's governing coalition have stood by him, saying they are awaiting the attorney-general's next moves.

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It was learned that the investigators are trying to determine if between 2015 and 2017, when Netanyahu was the minister of Communications (in addition to his post at the helm of the Government), Elovitch received illegal benefits for Bezeq.

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