Police To Question Netanyahu In Corruption Probe

Police are set to question Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of a corruption investigation.

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit authorized the inquiry, which will ask Netanyahu about gifts he received from a businessman that could be in breach of his role as a public servant.

Multiple Israeli news outlets are reporting that gifts worth “hundreds of thousands of shekels” were given to Netanyahu.

A spokesman for the Netanyahu family issued a statement denying wrongdoing and said, “there will be nothing, because there is nothing.”

The investigation comes as another public rift has emerged between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, who has criticized the Netanyahu government for allowing settlements to be built in disputed territory. In response, Netanyahu publicly slammed Obama and cozied up to the incoming Trump team.