PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu responds to the speech given in Washington on Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry..
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted publicly to his investigation by the police on Monday with a tweet saying that “long years of daily persecution against me and my family turned out yesterday to be nothing.”
Netanyahu repeated the mantra he has been saying for months about ongoing investigations: “There will be nothing, because there is nothing.”
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit issued a statement on Monday night on the alleged graft charges, confirming that the probe is a criminal investigation and that the prime minister has been accused of ethics breaches.
Mandelblit did not spell out the allegations, but did say that his office dismissed allegations against Netanyahu in four areas. Netanyahu referred to these four areas in his tweet. “Bibi Tours –Nothing!”, Netanyahu posted, referring to one of the four areas, allegations that he double-dipped in payments for flights overseas.
Benjamin Netanyahu dismissive of corruption allegations on January 2, 2017
Claim of illegally funding elections – Nothing!” he wrote. This referred to allegations of illegality financing his 2009 election campaign.
“Claims of falsifying primary results – nothing!” This was in reference to allegations that he rigged the Likud primary results in 2009.
And, finally, he posted: “Claims of receiving benefits abroad and payment for flights – Nothing!”