Yair Netanyahu gives police testimony
Prime Minister Netanyahu's son, Yair, speaks to police on Tuesday in regard to 'Case 1000,' an ongoing investigation into allegations that Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu received gifts worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from several wealthy businessmen; Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes is investigated for eight hours regarding 'Case 2000' on alleged relationship with PM.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son, Yair, was investigated on Tuesday by the police's Lahav 443 Special Investigations Unit in regard to "Case 1000," an ongoing investigation into allegations that Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu received gifts worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from several wealthy businessmen. Among them is Hollywood businessman Arnon Milchan, who is suspected of granting Netanyahu large-scale favors. It was also previously reported that Yair Netanyahu stayed as a guest at Australian billionaire James Packer's mansion, who also reportedly funded the young Netanyahu's vacations.
Israel Hayom Head Editor Amos Regev was questioned earlier Tuesday by the Lahav anti-corruption unit for four and a half hours in relation to "Case 2000," another ongoing investigation against Netanyahu, which involves allegations that Netanyahu had a mutually beneficial understanding with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon "Noni" Mozes. Mozes also appeared on Tuesday at Lahav's headquarters for his fifth investigation with the unit. He exited his investigation some eight hours later.
Journalist Amnon Abramovich reported that the police suspects Milchan of providing the prime minister with cigars and his wife Sara with pink champagne for seven to eight years, amounting to hundreds of thousands of shekels' worth of gifts. According to published reports, Mrs. Netanyahu stated in her testimony that she and her husband have also given gifts to Milchan.
Arnon Mozes is the publisher and owner of Yedioth Ahronoth Group, which includes Ynet.