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Thousands protest Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv, again

People gather in Rotschild Boulevard to protest Premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who questioned for 7th time in corruption probe

December 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Thousands of people on Saturday marched in Tel-Aviv to protest Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over alleged corruption.

For the third week in a row, the protesters gathered in Rotschild Boulevard, where they chanted slogans against Netanyahu, who was interrogated for “several hours” on Thursday at his Jerusalem residence as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

Since last year, Netanyahu has been the subject of criminal investigations in two separate corruption cases. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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The first case involves Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, who was allegedly asked to purchase luxury items for Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu.

The second case relates to allegations that Netanyahu struck a deal for favorable media coverage with Arnon Mozes, publisher of popular Hebrew-language newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has also been questioned by police regarding earlier corruption allegations.

She stands accused of receiving “lavish and inappropriate” gifts from wealthy businessmen and paying bribes to a media mogul in return for favorable coverage.

She has also been questioned within the context of an ongoing investigation into allegations that Netanyahu used state funds for personal expenditures.

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