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Netanyahu's Legal Woes Grow As Police Seek New Bribery Charges

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DECEMBER 2, 2018 / 3:50 AM / UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO

Maayan Lubell
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Sunday said they had found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the Israeli prime minister.

Authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favours to Israel’s leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel (BEZQ.TA), in return for more positive coverage of him and his wife on a news website, Walla, owned by the company.

Netanyahu has long denied wrongdoing. In a speech to his Likud party in Tel Aviv to celebrate the start of the Jewish festival of Hanukka, he accused the police of instigating what he described as a “tainted process” against him and his wife.

Now in his fourth term, Netanyahu dominates Israeli politics. Yet he is politically unusually vulnerable as his right-wing coalition’s majority has shrunk to a precarious single seat.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-corruption-idUSKBN1O108F

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