Jewish-American billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expected to give testimony to Israeli police in the coming days as part of an investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 10 news reports.
Netanyahu reportedly promised to advance legislation to hobble Adelson’s Israel Hayom daily if competing paper Yedioth Ahronoth gave the prime minster more favorable coverage.
Israel Hayom has long been viewed as a mouthpiece for Netanyahu, rarely printing anything but positive coverage of the prime minister. Adelson is a long-time supporter and backer of Netanyahu.
It is unclear if Adelson, who lives in the US, will come to Israel to speak with police or will provide a written testimony.
— Raoul Wootliff