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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:21 AM

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on bribe and fraud charges

Source: NBC News

Israel's attorney general announced Thursday that his office had indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after a two-year investigation.

The prime minister faces one count of bribery and two counts of fraud and breach of trust.

Police have previously recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases.

Police recommended an indictment in the case based on evidence collected that confidants of Netanyahu promoted regulatory changes worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq. In exchange, they believe Netanyahu used his connections with Elovitch to receive positive press coverage on Bezeq's popular subsidiary news site, Walla. Police have said their investigation concluded that Netanyahu and Elovitch engaged in a "bribe-based relationship."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-indicted-bribe-fraud-charges-n977571?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Reply Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on bribe and fraud charges (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #1
bluestarone Feb 2019 #2
DemocracyMouse Feb 2019 #21
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2019 #11
yaesu Feb 2019 #4
IronLionZion Feb 2019 #5
duforsure Feb 2019 #6
Achilleaze Feb 2019 #7
B Stieg Feb 2019 #8
leftynyc Feb 2019 #9
The Wielding Truth Feb 2019 #10
littlemissmartypants Feb 2019 #12
OnlinePoker Feb 2019 #13
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #14
Scurrilous Feb 2019 #15
zentrum Feb 2019 #16
PatSeg Feb 2019 #17
47of74 Mar 2019 #35
PatSeg Mar 2019 #37
riversedge Feb 2019 #18
Marcuse Feb 2019 #19
Duppers Feb 2019 #20
PatSeg Mar 2019 #38
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2019 #22
HelenWheels Feb 2019 #23
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #30
pnwmom Feb 2019 #24
nightshift worker Feb 2019 #25
NoMoreRepugs Feb 2019 #26
txbruin Feb 2019 #27
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2019 #28
sandensea Feb 2019 #29
dalton99a Feb 2019 #31
SCVDem Feb 2019 #32
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2019 #33
oasis Mar 2019 #34
Owl Mar 2019 #36

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:24 AM

1. Excellent

I hope that justice is served.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:28 AM

2. GREAT news!

LOCK him up!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:22 PM

21. Yes, lock up Netanyahu.... NET A YAHOO

(Honestly, I've used "net a yahoo" as a mnemonic device for 25 years.... It was hard to remember the self-serving racist's name otherwise.)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Take note, Americans who believe the propraganda that a US President "can't possibly be indicted"

while in office...

May Trump quickly follow Netanyahu.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:42 AM

11. tRump can use "executive time" to deal with indictments. Indict him. . . . nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:30 AM

4. Lets hope they have real justice system in that country

where the rich & powerful actually pay for their crimes, unlike this country.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:30 AM

5. In this case, the US should follow Israel's lead

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:33 AM

6. Lets hope this trend continues

And here the DOJ puts an end to all the corruption trump and his administration is involved in, and prison terms follow.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:34 AM

7. Corrupt dude has "republican family values"

Think of the children...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:34 AM

8. Yes!!!

It's about time...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:34 AM

9. It's about time

 

Hopefully the beginning of the end of the Bibi era in Israel.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:38 AM

10. Yes! He's a little right wing snot.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:45 AM

12. Fantastic!

And it's only Thursday! Great catch, demmiblue.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:46 AM

13. I wish they would have perp-walked him. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:48 AM

14. How long has this take?

Years!

NYT article -

Corruption Charges Announced Against Netanyahu, Weeks Before Election

By David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner

Feb. 28, 2019

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general announced his plans on Thursday to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, imperiling Mr. Netanyahu’s political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election.

The announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit was the culmination of a two-year investigation into Mr. Netanyahu’s dealings with wealthy businessmen, including a Hollywood movie producer, Israeli newspaper publishers and the head of the country’s largest telecommunications conglomerate.

Mr. Netanyahu, who is running for his fourth consecutive term as prime minister, is now entitled to a hearing to challenge the charges. If the case proceeds, he would be the first sitting prime minister to be indicted.

The police accused Mr. Netanyahu, 69, of trading lucrative official favors for gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars including cigars, Champagne and jewelry, and for flattering news coverage whose value was incalculable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/world/middleeast/netanyahu-corruption-charges.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:05 PM

15. K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:11 PM

16. Another member

...of the crime family.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:16 PM

17. Oh, the world will be a better place

with this corrupt jerk in jail.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:25 AM

35. I wish he could be made to share a 4x6 cell with the orange fornicate

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:31 AM

37. Too bad we can't put all these

tyrants on a desert island together and let them compete for survival.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:18 PM

18. now for the US to follow Israel and indict Trump

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:19 PM

19. Do you remember when they invited him to trash President Obama?



Pelosi should invite Angela Merkel to speak.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:21 PM

20. Thank you, I'd forgotten that.

POS's, all of them!

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:49 AM

38. Or the time

Netanyahu Bragged He Has America Wrapped Around His Finger? Then he takes our money.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:29 PM

22. Lock him up!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:34 PM

23. Seems to me this was one of Trump's boy friends

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Response to HelenWheels (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 04:52 PM

30. Sure is...birds of a feather.

I heard about these charges a year ago. I see their system is almost as slow as ours is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:41 PM

24. Too bad Mueller can't flip him

to go after Trump.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:02 PM

25. Aww, that's a Shame

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:15 PM

26. Bibi getting indicted is going to loosen tRumpys bowels.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:37 PM

27. Kol Bseder

I am a son of Holocaust survivors, and a Zionist, and a proud Californian....thank G-d Bibi is indicted!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:11 PM

28. Again?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:36 PM

29. They couldn't get him on Crimes Against Humanity; but they got him on corruption

A little like Al Capone.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 08:50 PM

32. This is a witch hunt

 

Proclaims Netanyahu.

He also is making the claim that a sitting PM cannot be indicted.

This sounds so familiar.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 10:15 PM

33. Didn't he make a visit to repukes in Congress under Boehner?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember it was something very shady.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:35 AM

34. Overdue. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:31 AM

36. Excellent!

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