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Jerusalem - Israeli Media: Netanyahu And Newspaper Tried To Trade Favors

Published on: January 11, 2017 09:05 AM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a visit to an army base in the West Bank settlement of Beit El near Ramallah January 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Baz RatnerIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a visit to an army base in the West Bank settlement of Beit El near Ramallah January 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Jerusalem - Israeli media reports are claiming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an offer to the publisher of a critical newspaper, proposing to use his power to curb its main rival in return for favorable coverage.

Wednesday’s reports add details to a spiraling scandal in which Netanyahu had already been questioned twice by police over receiving alleged gifts from high-powered Hollywood and business figures.

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Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and calls the allegations a hostile media’s witch hunt against him and his family.

The daily Haaretz reports that Arnon Mozes, publisher of the Yediot Ahronot newspaper, suggested he’d tone down the paper’s criticism in return for Netanyahu limiting the distribution of its main competitor, the Israel Hayom daily financed by Jewish-American billionaire and Netanyahu backer Sheldon Adelson.

Mozes has not commented.



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 Jan 11, 2017 at 10:18 AM yosher Says:

Big deal, nothing criminal, just venemous Israeli not frgining.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 11:28 AM ALTERG3 Says:

ביבי נפול תפול

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