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Israeli police recommend Benjamin Netanyahu face bribery prosecution

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Israeli police recommend Benjamin Netanyahu face bribery prosecution
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Israeli police have recommended charging Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery over claims he granted favours to the main shareholder of the country’s largest telecommunications company - in return for positive media coverage of his government.

The Israeli Prime Minister is accused of interfering in regulatory decisions in favour of the Bezeq group and its chief shareholder Shaul Elovitch - in exchange for favorable reporting on the Walla news website.

Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and claims he is the victim of a media witch hunt. The country’s attorney general will now decide on whether to prosecute, with no announcement expected before the end of next year.