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Netanyahu’s son to testify to police again — report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair will give testimony to police tomorrow evening as part of an investigation into suspicions of graft and quid pro quo deals made by the prime minister, Channel 10 reports.

The testimony will focus on “Case 1000,” which centers on allegations Netanyahu received hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of cigars, champagne and other gifts, including having hotel rooms for Yair paid for by billionaire benefactors, among them Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer.

Yair Netanyahu is expected to deny that his father knew he had been in contact with Packer, the news report said.

Yair Netanyahu has also been linked to “Case 2000,” which explores claims the prime minister promised to advance legislation to hobble the Israel Hayom daily if competing paper Yedioth Ahronoth gave him more favorable coverage.

Negotiations between Netanyahu and Yedioth publisher Noni Mozes were said to have begun over the prime minister’s efforts to prevent the publication of a story about Yair.

Mozes will be questioned tomorrow for a third day in a row and a fourth time in total.

— Raoul Wootliff

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