Netanyahu ex-aide to testify against him in bribery cases


The Supreme Court accepted the appeal submitted by investigative reporter Raviv Drucker, deciding that Netanyahu must release call logs detailing the times of his discussions with top Israel Hayom representatives, including Adelson and the former editor-in-chief Amos Regev.

An investigation against Netanyahu's alleged corruption has entered a more intense phase. He served as Netanyahu's bureau chief in the prime minister's office in 2008 and was appointed as his chief of staff in 2014.

In recordings obtained by police of Netanyahu and Mozes discussing such a deal, they referred to Adelson as the "gingy", or redhead.

Case 2000 involves Netanyahu and Yediot Aharonot owner Noni Moses, who allegedly made a pact with Netanyahu, according to which the prime minister proposed to use his power to weaken Yediot's main rival, Israel Hayom, by passing a law curbing the latter's distribution in return for Yediot's reduction of negative coverage of Netanyahu's government.

"Case 3000" involves a $1.5 billion deal to acquire three additional submarines for the Israeli Navy from the German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS). The fact that Netanyahu's personal attorney, David Shomron, represents TKMS in Israel sparked an investigation that saw a former IDF general detained for questioning in mid-July, along with several other suspects.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Investigators reportedly have asked if Adelson was aware of the deal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is no stranger to controversy and scandal.

"From the legal perspective, if there's an indictment, the prime minister doesn't have to resign", Shaked said, adding, "There's still a long process".

The reports had originally been requested in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law on the grounds that the information is of public interest. The US-born Israeli was one of Netanyahu's most trusted aides.