updated Wed. October 4, 2023
North State Journal
March 28, 2018
Netanyahu's illness has come at a stressful time for the four-times prime minister, who is under police investigation for corruption in three different cases. ... the election in 1999 he spent a period in the second rank of Israeli politics, overshadowed even within his own party by former general Ariel Sharon.
March 26, 2018
An additional example of a corruption investigation in the highest political ranks in Israel is that of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. On December 2005, the police announced that they had found evidence of a $3 million bribe paid to Sharon's sons. There was reportedly no evidence linking Sharon himselfÃâÃÂ ...
The New Yorker
March 6, 2018
Other Israeli leaders had been stained by corruption before. Ehud Olmert served sixteen months in prison for bribery and fraud; before him, Ariel Sharon was alleged to have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in what became known as the “Greek Island Affair,” though no charges were ever broughtÃâÃÂ ...
March 4, 2018
The numerous scandals and investigations surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have shaken up his staff and left him with a very small ... lack of evidence; Ari Harow, who was investigated in two corruption cases and subsequently turned state's evidence against Netanyahu; and David Sharan,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi". Israeli police on Feb. 13 recommended that the 68-year-old, four-term prime minister be indicted for bribery in twoÃâÃÂ ...
February 22, 2018
In the 1980s and '90s, some of the corruption involved attempts to obtain power by violating election funding laws and handing out jobs. In recent years, the dominant factor in most corruption scandals has been monetary and material: bribery, embezzlement of public funds, double invoicing, moneyÃâÃÂ ...
News & Observer
February 17, 2018
Police say there is sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, accusations he rejects. Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit, .... About 15 years ago, Israel was led by another right-winger, Ariel Sharon, also facing corruption allegations. Sharon stunned observers by turningÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 14, 2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is fighting new allegations of corruption from the Israeli police that have led to calls for his resignation. ... The state prosecutor recommended in 2004 that Mr. Sharon be indicted on bribery charges, but the attorney general dropped the case, saying the evidenceÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
It's worth noting that other Prime Ministers have also had cases closed against them without charges being filed, including Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak. But, more so than anyone else, Netanyahu is aware of the unforgiving reality of Israel's political system. He has the backing right now of all of the partiesÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. Since 1996, a period of more than 20 years, every Israeli prime minister has been subject to a police investigation, mostly about their connections with tycoons but sometimes about bribery. Not only prime ministers, but members of theÃâÃÂ ...