• Dershowitz: ‘Israel Should be Deeply Ashamed’

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      Dershowitz: ‘Israel Should be Deeply Ashamed’


        Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit indicted Netanyahu for fraud and breach of trust in what is known as Cases 1000 and 2000 and for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in Case 4000.

        Case 1000 involves allegations Netanyahu and his family received gifts including luxury cigars, champagne, and jewelry from wealthy individuals, estimated to be worth more than 700,000 shekels ($200,000), in exchange for financial or personal favors.

        A second investigation, known as Case 2000, concerns allegations Netanyahu sought a deal with the owner of the Yediot Aharonot newspaper that would have seen it give him more favorable coverage.

        The third investigation, known as Case 4000 also relates to alleged attempts to seek positive media coverage through favors.

        Netanyahu is alleged to have negotiated with Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Israeli telecommunications giant Bezeq, to get positive coverage on his Walla! news site in exchange for policies benefiting Bezeq.

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