The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a rare display of discord between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The legal action comes two months after Israeli media first reported that Netanyahu had been grilled by police investigators for more than three hours.
Avichai Mandelblit, a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the one to decide if Mr. Netanyahu will be formally charged.
Investigators have said that there is sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu and a top newspaper publisher.
Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leader's political survival.
The charges, which would be the first against a sitting prime minister, raised immediate doubts about his ability to stay in power.
The prime minister has been accused of giving and receiving lavish gifts for political ends.
The announcement Tuesday came after a yearlong investigation.
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