Israel PM, wife to be questioned amid graft allegations

Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara to face fresh round of questioning amid ongoing corruption probe

Israel PM, wife to be questioned amid graft allegations

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family will likely be questioned over corruption allegations sometime later this month, Israeli media reported Thursday. 

According to the Times of Israel news website, Israeli police have asked the attorney-general for permission to question Netanyahu and his wife Sara -- and, possibly, his son Yair -- before the Jewish Passover holiday, which will begin March 30. 

The expected questioning comes within the context of an ongoing corruption probe involving the Bezeq telecommunication company. 

The case involves accusations that Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch had instructed the Walla news website, which he owns, to provide Netanyahu with positive media coverage. 

Last month, Israeli police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, saying there was now sufficient evidence to formally charge him in two separate graft cases. 

The first case involves Israeli Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, who was allegedly asked to purchase luxury items for Netanyahu and his wife. 

The second relates to an alleged deal -- again for favorable media coverage -- with Arnon Mozes, publisher of Hebrew-language daily Yedioth Ahronoth.

 
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