Israeli opposition leaders demand Netanyahu resign

Israeli opposition leaders called for Netanyahu’s resignation after police recommended charging him for bribery.

By World Israel News Staff

Israeli opposition leaders Tzipi Livni and Avi Gabbay of the Zionist Union Party called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation after the police recommended that he be charged for bribery in Case 4000, on Sunday.

“Netanyahu has become a burden on Israel,” Gabbay tweeted Sunday. “A prime minister with so many corruption cases around him can’t continue in his position and must resign.”

“A man driven by a sick obsession about what they say about him in the media can’t lead the State of Israel. And every additional day in his role does damage to the citizens of Israel,” he said.

Tzipi Livni tweeted, “Bribery! Israeli police recommend an indictment on bribery against the prime minister. Netanyahu needs to go home before he destroys law enforcement in order to save his own skin. The nation of Israel deserve clean leadership. Elections now!”

Police announced earlier Sunday that they’ve also built a case against Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara and recommended charges be brought against them for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

The case involved a quid pro quo where Netanyahu promised Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch regulatory favors in exchange for positive coverage of his family in Walla! News, a website owned by Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecom provider.

Israeli police also recommended charging Elovitch, and his wife, and others involved in the case.