Israeli police have wanted to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his role in multiple cases (each carrying multiple charges) for weeks now, but now with three former confidantes of the Prime Minister having turned state's witness police are wanting to indict his wife Sara. Police are planning to question Bibi along with his wife, Sara early this coming week. They plan to question the family together for the first time since Nir Hefetz has turned state's witness. This will be in relation to the investigation into Case 4000.
Friday Israeli Police announced they wanted to speak to the couple in regards the corruption, bribery and fraud charges related to Israeli telecom giant Bezeq. Two of the last confidantes to turn state's witness have offered recorded evidence of the Netanyahus that purportedly supports the case for their collusion with media companies to suppress negative press. Hadashot news reports that the Netanyahu's son Yair will also be questioned. Hefetz is still being interviewed and his testimony is not yet complete but the investigators want to grill the Netanyahus on what they know thus far. Hefetz follows former Communications Ministry director-general Shlomo Filber and former chief of staff Ari Harrow in joining the list of former Netanyahu inner circle to turn state's witness.
Case 4000 involves claims that Netanyahu was involved in helping Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch by fast-tracking favorable legislation in exchange for positive press and burying the bad news at the Walla news site which was one of Bezeq's holdings. Fraud, bribery and corruption are keystones to all four cases, but cases 2000 and 4000 are directly related to media meddling. Case 2000 deals with “bribery, fraud and breach of trust by the prime minister.” In Case 2000 Netanyahu is accused of colluding with Arnon Mozes, owner of the best-selling newspaper in Israel, Yedioth Ahronoth. In both cases, favorable press was garnered “through legislation and other means."
With the heat coming down all around Netanyahu and co. multiple Israeli newspapers are concerned that Netanyahu may hold "snap elections" ahead of the 2019 date to beat out the Attorney General's decision as to whether or not to indict.