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Is it in Netanyahu’s interest to indict him before the General Election?

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Israel’s Attorney General is close to concluding the investigation into the corruption case against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Known in the media as Case 400, it sees Netanyahu suspected of providing tax breaks to the Bezeq telecommunications company while he was communications minister in exchange for receiving favourable newspaper coverage from Israel’s Walla news site, owned by businessman Shaul Elovitch, who also owns Bezeq. The investigation by Avichai Mandelblit is likely to continue for the next two weeks.

Netanyahu has requested through his lawyer a postponement of the decision regarding all of the corruption cases in which he is a suspect until after the General Election in April. However, Mandelblit said that the procedures for investigating the cases related to the Prime Minister, which he began before the election was called, are carrying on as planned. He insists that no delay is going to happen.

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