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March 28, 2018

Netanyahu, wife, son questioned by police in corruption case

Henry Jackson Society

Police on Monday questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara and son Yair, in a high-profile corruption investigation revolving around Bezeq, the Israeli telecom giant.

While the prime minister faced investigators at his official residence in Jerusalem, his wife and son were summoned to the police’s national fraud unit headquarters. This was the first time Yair is being questioned, and police questioned him under “warning,” making his a suspect as well. Police said they believed he ordered Netanyahu’s former media adviser Nir Hefetz to alter news coverage favorably on the website Walla while being aware of the alleged benefits given by his father to Bezeq.