Netanyahu Set for Seventh Grilling in Gifts Probe

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian …
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The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday faced his seventh round of police questioning in a criminal investigation examining suspicions he received illegal gifts from businessmen.

Police investigators arrived at the Prime Minister’s Residence just before 9 a.m. on Friday.  Netanyahu will be presented with testimony given by Australian billionaire James Packer that has strengthened the likelihood of bribery charges against him, Hadashot TV news reported Thursday.

It will be his last opportunity to refute the suspicions before police pass the case on to the State Prosecution for a decision on which charges, if any, will be brought against him, the report said.

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