The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal

The Heat


Israeli police have sent a recommendation to state prosecutors and the attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases.

Authorities said there’s “sufficient evidence” to charge Netanyahu with “accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust.” On Tuesday, reports surfaced in Israeli media that the former director of the Communications Ministry has turned state witness – agreeing to testify against the prime minister.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

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To discuss:

  • Gideon Meir served as Israel’s Ambassador to Italy and was a member of the negotiating team that drafted Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt.
  • Jeremy Saltan is a conservative political commentator and a member of Bayit Yehudi – one of Israel’s religious parties.
  • Amotz Asa-El is the Jerusalem Post’s senior commentator. 

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