The Prime Minister’s Office says Netanyahu's meetings with the Bezeq owner were private and therefore no one else's business.
The prime minister, who is also communications minister, will not be able to handle issues linked to Shaul Elovitch's telecom group Bezeq, Israel’s largest communications company.
Legal proceedings by Globes workers, media disclosure lead to cancellation.
Attorney General insists PM refrain from matters dealing with Israel's largest communications company, Bezeq, whose owner also runs Walla, a popular news site which provides Netanyahu with favorable coverage.
The most important Telecom group in Israel expects to earn 1.7 billion shekels in 2015.
Following Haaretz Investigative Report Attorney General to Probe Netanyahu’s Links to News Site Walla
Sources have told Haaretz the site portrays the prime minister positively in return for rulings favorable to an owner, Shaul Elovitch.
The popular Hebrew news portal Walla has developed an appetite for positive stories about Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu, revealing the links between politicians and tycoons.
Over the past few months, the Communications Ministry has been advancing measures that could give the Israeli telecom giant unprecedented advantages over the competition. Bezeq owns the Walla! news site, which has been friendly to Netanyahu.
Telecom leaders realigning since market reforms began in recent weeks ahead of May 17 restructuring
Reform will force Bezeq to lease lines to rivals for phone and Internet, creating new competition.