The Heat: Netanyahu facing indictment

The Heat

After an investigation of more than two years, Israel’s Attorney General has announced plans to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Accusations range from allegedly accepting some $300,000 worth of champagne and cigars as gifts, to bribery for allegedly promoting regulatory changes that helped the head of a telecom giant reap a large financial profit.

The announcement came just 39 days before Israel’s April 9 election. Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party described the charges as “a political persecution”.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports.
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