The world reacts: Netanyahu's indictment recommendations

Israel Police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery Tuesday night, and world media has taken note.

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February 14, 2018 10:13
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A man buys a Sunday newspaper at a news stand in London July 17, 2011.. (photo credit: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT)

 
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After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced on Tuesday that they had found enough evidence to recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair" and Case 2000, the "Yediot Aharanot Affair."

World media did not remain indifferent to the police's recommendation to indict the prime minister. News sites from New York to Beirut extensively covered the unfolding drama taking place in Israel last night.

The CNN reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu (WWW.EDITION.CNN.COM/SCREENSHOT)

"Israeli police find 'sufficient evidence' to indict Benjamin Netanyahu," is the headline on CNN's homepage in light of the publication of the police recommendations.

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption (WWW.FAZ.NET/SCREENSHOT)


In the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, the headline "Israel's police recommends indictment of Netanyahu" appeared. The French newspaper Le Monde, as well as the Spanish El Mundo, picked up the story with similar variations of the headline, both heading their story with: "Israel: The Police recommends indicting PM Netanyahu for corruption."


The French Newspaper Le Monde reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption (WWW.LEMONDE.FR/SCREENSHOT)


Spanish Newpaper El Mundo reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption (WWW.ELMUNDO.ES/SCREENSHOT)

The news even made it to front pages across the Middle East. The Turkish news site Hurriet reported "'1000 and 2000' to Netanyahu ... Bad news!" and Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese TV station Al Manar headed their story with "Israel: Police recommend Netanyahu's indictment, who claims his innocence."

Turkish newspaper Hurriet reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption (WWW.HURRIYET.COM/SCREENSHOT)

Lebanese TV station Al Manar which is affiliated with Hezbollah reporting on recommended indictment of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption (WWW.FRENCH.ALMANAR.COM/SCREENSHOT)

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