Israeli police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, the premier confirmed on Wednesday.
Netanyahu said he remained confident that he won’t be prosecuted despite the coming recommendation from the head of police, Roni Alsheich.
“The State of Israel is a state of law,” he added. “The law says that the one to determine whether there is evidence against the prime minister is the attorney general and he consults with the State Attorney. The state prosecutor recently said in the Knesset that about half of the police’s recommendations end with nothing. So do not be nervous…. I am sure that at the end of the day the competent legal bodies will come to one conclusion, to the simple truth: There is nothing.”
For months, Netanyahu has been under investigation for allegedly receiving lavish gifts from leading Israeli business tycoons in exchange for political favors. The investigation is known in Israel as “Case 1,000,” but until Wednesday, it was unclear how likely charges would be brought.