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Netanyahu is charged in three cases. In Case 4000, Netanyahu is accused of giving the owner of the Walla! News website $280 million worth of regulatory benefits, in return form which Netanyahu received positive media coverage.
In Case 1000, Netanyahu allegedly accepted a couple hundred thousand dollars in bribes from an Australian businessmen in return for favorable treatment of his business and attempting to get him a US visa.
In Case 2000, Netanyahu is alleged to have offered a deal to Arnon Mozes, the publisher of Israel's biggest-circulation newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. Netanyahu supporter and shady casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson had begun a free pro-Netanyahu newspaper, Yisrael Ha-Yom, and it obviously was eating into the profits of the other newspapers in the country. (How this is not illegal as "dumping" baffles me.) Netanyahu allegedly told Mozes that he could persuade Adelson to reduce the publication run of Yisrael Ha-Yom, which would help his bottom line. In return, Mozes should report more favorably on Netanyahu.
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
Here is a great color commentary on it.....picking on a military hero....I saw a pic of him...looked like James Dean...
IS THAT ALL THEY GOT....HE'LL TAKE THEIR BEST SHOT
originally posted by: ganjoa
Seems like case 1000 might be a little lame.
Phrased another way, what possessed an Australian to think Netanyahu could get him a US visa?
Did that come with an Israeli passport maybe?
Can't just about any Aussie get a visa to the USA?
However, I have no doubt that all politicians everywhere are dirty to some degree, so carry on and prosecute to the fullest! Wonder what's on the plate for Israel after this situation resolves?
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: FyreByrd
The fact it's taken this long to get this far is what interests me , I think it likely that as Netanyahu is now at the end of his political life and his power is draining away the prosecutors think now is a good time to haul his sorry ass to court.
I'd still be surprised if anything significant came of it though.