“Prime Minister Netanyahu Suspected of Receiving Large Sums From Businessmen: Israeli TV”

In Human Rights, Politics by Dusty Croghan

“suspicions of prominent donors improperly transferring money for Netanyahu’s personal use, as well as reports that Netanyahu’s personal attorney represented a German firm involved in a $1.5 billion sale of submarines to Israel.

The attorney general also instructed workers in the state prosecutor’s office to look into allegations that Netanyahu accepted 1 million euros—about $1.1 million—from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran in 2009.

Mimran, who is serving eight years in prison for carbon-tax fraud, claimed during his trial to have donated the money to Netanyahu during the 2009 Israeli election campaign.”

“In an apparently unrelated case this month, there were calls for Netanyahu to be investigated for his role in a Defense Ministry deal to buy submarines from a German company partly owned by the Iranian government.”


“Israel’s Channel 2 station said that Netanyahu could be questioned by police within days over allegations of accepting bribes and aggravated fraud. The country’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reportedly approved a full criminal investigation into the Israeli leader.”