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Promoted by Netanyahu, Israel’s Attorney General Must Now Scrutinize Him

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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.

Source: NBC

The legal action comes two months after Israeli media first reported that Netanyahu had been grilled by police investigators for more than three hours.

Source: NBC

Avichai Mandelblit, a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the one to decide if Mr. Netanyahu will be formally charged.

Source: New York Times

Investigators have said that there is sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu and a top newspaper publisher.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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.

Source: Reuters

The charges, which would be the first against a sitting prime minister, raised immediate doubts about his ability to stay in power.

Source: New York Times

The prime minister has been accused of giving and receiving lavish gifts for political ends.

Source: Deutsche Welle

The announcement Tuesday came after a yearlong investigation.

All Sources: NBC New York Times Los Angeles Times New York Times Reuters Deutsche Welle NBC

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