The US said Tuesday it considered police’s recommendations to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges “an internal Israeli matter.”
“The only thing I have to say about that is that the United States has a very strong relationship not only with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but also the Israeli Government,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a daily press briefing.
“We’re certainly aware of it, but we consider it to be an internal Israeli matter.”
Israeli police said Tuesday they were recommending Netanyahu be indicted for a series of corruption charges including bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
The recommendations include indictments for bribery in both Case 1000 and Case 2000, as they have been dubbed. A decision to press formal charges against the veteran premier now rests with the attorney general’s office, which is expected to take months to decide how to proceed.