The Prime Minister’s wife and son are suspected of receiving bribes in case 4000, according to statements by the Israeli police on Thursday.
By: World Israel News Staff
On Thursday, the Israeli police stated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu’s wife, Sara, is suspected of involvement in an alleged bribery scheme at the heart of “Case 4000,” which involves allegations related to the Israeli media and is also referred to as the “Bezeq case.”
The case centers on claims that Chairman of the Bezeq Group, Shaul Elovitch, altered coverage of the Netanyahu family on Bezeq’s Walla! news website in exchange for the prime minister’s assistance in the passage of legislation favorable to the media giant.
Hours after the news regarding Sara Netanyahu broke, Hadashot TV reported that Netanyahu’s eldest son, Yair, is also suspected of receiving bribes in the Bezeq case.
The accusations reported by Hadashot include claims that Yair and Sara Netanyahu acted on the prime minister’s behalf with regard to influencing coverage on the Walla! site, in conjunction with Elovitch’s wife Iris and the site’s CEO Ilan Yeshua.
In response to the report, the Netanyahu family issued a statement claiming, “There is no end to the absurdity, and in any case the coverage of Prime Minister Netanyahu at Walla was and regularly remains negative,” reported Times of Israel.
The revelations regarding Sara and Yair Netanyahu were made at a hearing related to the Elovitchs’ frozen assets in the case.
According to the Times , a State Prosecutor’s Office representative also commented at the hearing that the investigation is in its “advanced stages” and transfer to prosecutors is anticipated in the next six months after additional investigation is completed.