The state prosecution team working on Cases 1000 (the “Illegal Gifts Affair”) and 2000 (the “Yediot Aharonot-Yisrael Hayom Affair”) against Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly recommended that the prime minister be indicted on corruption charges.
A report on Channel 10 late Sunday night claimed that Economic Crimes Division Director Liat Ben-Ari’s has concluded that there was sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu on a bribery charge in Case 1000. This would consistent with public comments she made in May 2017.
Ben-Ari’s recommendation first needs to be approved by State Attorney Shai Nitzan and finally by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit, who makes the final decision in such high-profile cases.
Mandelblit has made it clear that he will make a decision on all of the cases at the same time regardless of when recommendations come in.