Netanyahu says he disbanded last government over Israel Hayom law

Netanyahu says the 2014 law that would have curtailed the distribution of free newspapers was the reason he disbanded his last government.

In remarks responding to the police recommendation that he be indicted for bribery, Netanyahu denies offering to help pass the Israel Hayom bill in a quid pro quo deal with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes, and says he called for new elections in order to undercut him.

“The only thing that interests me is guaranteeing the future of our country,” he says, before asserting that his government will complete its term and that, if the people will it, he will lead the government after the next elections as well.

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