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Media reports in Israel : Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations as a witch-hunt

Israel's attorney General wants to raise to media charges against the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu reports because of corruption allegations. Avichai

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Media reports in Israel : Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations as a witch-hunt

Israel's attorney General wants to raise to media charges against the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu reports because of corruption allegations. Avichai Mandelblit informed Netanyahu of this, Israeli media reported on Thursday according. According to the legal practice in Israel must be, however, a hearing Netanyahu's. In one case, Mandelblit said, therefore, for a bribery charge, in two other cases, for fraud and breach of trust.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected all allegations of corruption against him as a "witch-hunt". Netanyahu said on Thursday that he will lay all the charges and said, "long years," Israel's Prime Minister. "There will be nothing left of it," he said of the allegations. "This house of cards will fall together." It was an attempt by the Israeli Left, to overthrow his government and take Power.

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At 9. April in Israel's parliamentary elections. Netanyahu wants to be Prime Minister and has ruled out a cancellation of the contract in the case of a charge already. He called the allegations prior to the publication of "ridiculous" and spoke of an attempt to destroy his political career. The allegations against him would collapse "like a house of cards."

The Prime Minister is suspected of fellow billionaires expensive gifts accepted. Netanyahu is also suspected to have as the Minister of communications granted the Telecom giant Bezeq legal benefits. In exchange, the should have belonging to the group media "Walla" positive about him reported. In addition, he is said to have a critical newspaper publishers offered to weaknesses in return for positive coverage of its competitors.

should happen when the hearing Netanyahu's, was initially unclear. Until a final decision on an indictment could take up to a year.

It would be the first Time in Israel's history, against a sitting head of government, the indictment is brought. As leader of the opposition Netanyahu, in 2008, had pushed the head of government, Ehud Olmert, to resign under suspicion of corruption.

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The allegations of corruption had ended Olmert's political career. He resigned in 2008, even before an indictment against him, but remained still until elections in the spring of 2009 in the office. After a conviction, Olmert resigned in February 2016, a 19-month sentence, however, three months earlier. (dpa)

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