Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in the investigation over alleged corruption.

​”I wish for him and his family, and the State of Israel, that we uncover that there was no fault in his behavior. If two prime ministers in a row fall from office because of corruption it will be very hard to rehabilitate the public’s trust in its leadership,” Lapid tells his weekly faction meeting.

“I want to remind the members of the opposition and the media that the presumption of innocence applies to every Israeli, including the prime minister. We need to let the police do their work,” he says.

Police are scheduled to question Netanyhau under caution Monday evening over allegations that he accepted valuable gifts from a businessman.

Investigators have reportedly been trying for two weeks to set a date for the questioning.

Lapid calls on the prime minister to clear his schedule and help police ​in order “to get to the truth as quickly as possible.”

— Raoul Wootliff

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