The deceased casino magnate refused to be a tool in the prime minister’s efforts to bring a rival publisher on board and broaden the scope of the pro-Bibi media
The Shas leader, who spent time in prison, is expected to do anything to cut a deal to avoid going to trial
As early as 2009, an inquiry was held into possible corruption in Israel's bid to buy submarines from Germany. The secret probe, triggered by an anonymous whistle-blower, took testimony from high-ranking officials about signs of bribery – but the powers-that-be covered it up
An Israeli Defense Ministry man paid bribes across Africa, with a nod from his director general • Former ministers and businessmen negotiated with failed states • Some promoted the creation of a refugee militia • A Haaretz investigation reveals the guerrilla diplomacy used to expel people seeking a safe haven in Israel
In statements to the police in 2017, two and a half years after he left the military, Netanyahu’s main rival today found nothing wrong with Israel buying more submarines from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp
Ellison and Milchan are both testifying for the prosecution in Netanyahu's corruption cases ■ Why Ellison refused to buy Netanyahu rival's newspaper ■ And what Rupert Murdoch thought about founding an 'Israeli Fox News'
The conflict of interest arrangement currently being drafted would also prevent senior officials from the Prime Minister's Office from acting on its behalf in matters relating to law enforcement and justice systems
Coalition whip MK Miki Zohar threatened Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit on Wednesday that if he did not close criminal cases against Netanyahu and resign, more tapes of him would be released
'Mr. Prime Minister, Do You Believe What You’re Saying? It's Embarrassing': The Netanyahu Interrogation Transcripts
The interrogators dropped bombshell after bombshell, constantly catching Netanyahu off guard. Time and again he pounded on the table. He spoke frankly about his wife, his children. The interrogators accused him of lying, said his replies were embarrassing. Don’t talk to me like that, he retorted. They did not knuckle under
Under his watch, corruption inside Israel's police and judiciary grew. Now that he’s in the eye of the storm, he’s prepared to destroy it all, in a lethal show of hypocrisy
Avichai Mendelblit has already prepared an exit clause to disqualify Netanyahu – but he may be too conservative to do it
Coalition whip Miki Zohar recently claimed referring to Netanyahu that 'a prime minister shouldn’t have to look for ways to make ends meet'
The coalition crisis has made it clear that what's really the concern for Netanyahu is the appointment of the attorney general, state prosecutor and police commissioner
President Rivlin expected to deny request from former attorney general and former state comptroller regarding Olmert, who served time over a corruption affair
Analysis Netanyahu Has Been Leading a Cold Civil War for Years. Now It's Threatening to Burst Into Flames
As it was before Rabin's 1995 assassination, so it is now: Netanyahu is convinced that he's the victim. He accused Rabin of incitement, and now he believes the 'deep state' hunters are out for his blood
'The Screaming Was Absolutely Awful': How Netanyahu Defanged the State Watchdog, According to an Ex-spokesman
Shlomo Raz, who retired last year after 12 years as spokesman of the State Comptroller's Office, warns of how the powers-that-be are slowly but surely eating away at the integrity of this important institution
Netanyahu's lawyers likely to seize any argument they can find to delay the stage in his corruption trial as long as possible
Netanyahu has voiced anger over head of Shin Bet not revealing more details about breach, while Gantz has accused head of Mossad of working with prime minister
Prime minister told investigators that Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes hinted that he could harm Netanyahu's children; when asked why he didn't complain to police he replied, 'who would believe me?'
In police testimony seen by Haaretz, the prime minister approached billionaire Len Blavatnik with a request to buy a news channel long seen as a thorn in Netanyahu’s side and turn it into a right-wing media outlet
In corruption case testimony, Arnon Milchan explains PM's method: 'He told me 'We’re in trouble with the Iranians…soon they’ll start dropping atom bombs on us…I’m sitting here telling you secrets that no one knows'
Israel requested materials meant to help the attorney general decide whether to open an additional corruption investigation into the prime minister
Twenty-eight years ago, Italian judge Giovanni Falcone was killed by the mafia, after a hate campaign deeply reminiscent of the atmosphere surrounding Netanyahu's trial
Analysis Netanyahu's Corruption Trial Opens Sunday, but the Real Fight Will Take Place Outside the Court
The prime minister is expected to continue attacking law enforcement agencies, taking aim at the three judges who will hear his case
Allowing the prime minister to remain in power despite the corruption charges against him means those who have dared to stand against him will keep coming under attack – including the court itself
Had he not become entangled in Netanyahu’s investigations and ended up indicting him, Avichai Mendelblit would have been the right-wing government’s darling and the prime minister’s closest confidant
Sure, Gantz can boast that he ousted Amir Ohana as justice minister and replaced him with someone from his party. But after the deal he signed with Netanyahu, that won’t matter very much
Court is part of 'deep state' determined to put Netanyahu in prison, the premier says in private conversations, warns of civil revolt if he's not allowed to rule
Claims to interlocutors that law enforcement has damning info on Lieberman, used it to ‘extort’ him into leaving right-wing bloc