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Israel 24: Israel Hayom owner will testify as to whether he knew of PM’s alleged ‘quid pro quo’ deal with rival publisher US billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expected give testimony to Israeli police in the coming days regarding alleged underhanded dealings between Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu and Israeli media mogul Arnon “Noni” Mozes, as part of a corruption probe brought against the premier, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10 News on Monday. Adelson is expected to testify as to the extent of his knowledge of an alleged ‘quid pro quo’ arrangement between Netanyahu and Mozes, which would have provided benefit to Mozes’ Yedioth Ahronot newspaper in exchange for more favorable coverage for the premier, while in return limiting the circulation of the paper’s Adelson-owned rival, Israel Hayom. It is unclear if Adelson will travel to Israel to testify or whether he will submit written or video testimony to police, the report said.
................Israeli lawmakers are taking seriously the possibility that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could be indicted in one of the investigations currently underway, a senior MK from the Shas party said. With a new police investigation into claims the Prime Minister received gifts from media mogul Nuni Mozes joining allegations of possible conflicts of interest in the purchase of ballistic missile submarines from Germany and a series of other police inquiries targeting Netanyahu, political leaders are preparing for a potential resignation by Netanyahu, followed by new elections.
A veteran Shas MK recently reflected upon his own party’s preparations for the fallout from a resignation by the Prime Minister or other coalition crisis, telling the haredi news site Kikar Shabbat that such scenarios were not as farfetched as they might seem.
“We’re getting ready for the possibility of elections,” the MK said. “This whole business [police investigation of Mozes’s alleged gifts to PM] doesn’t smell good. An indictment isn’t so unrealistic, and in this kind of situation the odds of new elections are very high, so we’re preparing for that possibility – it won’t be easy, but slowly things are becoming clearer.”
Earlier this month, American Jewish jurist Alan Dershowitz blasted the investigations of the Prime Minister and his family, calling for the Israeli Head of State to receive the same sort of immunity enjoyed by the President of the United States while in office. Your Morning News From Israel - January 17, 2017
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Israeli forces rearrested a Palestinian journalist who was freed from prison last year after an extended hunger strike, his family said Tuesday. Mohammed al-Qiq was detained Sunday night at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah on his way back from a demonstration against Israel's refusal to return the bodies of slain Palestinian assailants, said his wife Fayha Shalash, News 24 reported. According to Shalash, Qiq's lawyer told her he was being held in Ofer prison, West of Ramallah, and "has been on hunger strike since the moment they arrested him."
n May, 34-year-old Qiq was released from a six-month prison term without trial following a 94-day hunger strike. He occasionally took minerals and vitamins but mainly ingested only tap water. Qiq had been held under the administrative detention system, which allows Israel to hold prisoners without trial for renewable six-month periods. Qiq's case was widely covered, and the United Nations expressed concern about his condition during his previous time in prison. The Palestinian Prisoners Club also said Israeli forces had arrested 20 people, 15 of them former prisoners.
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