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Milchan and Netanyahu
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Milchan again testifies before police on Netanyahu gifts

Police investigators take testimony from Arnon Milchan once more in regards to gifts allegedly provided to the Netanyahu family; testimony put to Netanyahu during fourth round of questioning on Monday.

Businessman Arnon Milchan testified for the second time in a week in connection with a case alleging he provided Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illicit gifts worth thousands of Shekels.



When he was in Israel for Shimon Peres' funeral, Milchan testified for the first time that he gave the Netanyahu's cigars and champagne for years. In recent weeks however, police have sought to further depose Milchan in the US and James Packer in Australia.


Arnon Milchan (left) and PM Netanyahu (right) (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images)
Arnon Milchan (left) and PM Netanyahu (right) (Photo: Getty Images)


A week ago, Milchan provided testimony in the US in which he refuted a portion of Netanyahu's statements. Moreover, Milchan reinforced his statements on the supplies of cigars and other gifts, including a necklace for Sara Netanyahu.


Investigators confronted Netanyahu with Milchan's testimony during a fourth round of questioning with the prime minister Monday. Additionally, police said due to Netanyahu's remarks, it may be possible to begin a further round.


Police interviewed Netanyahu for three hours Monday about the Arnon Mozes affair and Milchan affair before the interview was interrupted by a phone call from US President Donald Trump.


Commissioner Roni Alsheikh discussed the prime minister's interview and said, "We will be completing the investigation soon. We are in the final stages, but there are some constraints. Let us work and do our duties and we will inform the public when we reach a decision."


פרסום ראשון: 03.07.17, 14:38
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