What are the cases Netanyahu has been indicted for?

Understanding the cases the prime minister faces

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019 (photo credit: REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Here is what you need to know about the cases Netanyahu has been indicted for: Case 1000, Case 2000 and Case 4000.
In all cases, Netanyahu denies the interpretation that he had criminal intent in all of the below cases.
Case 4000 - the Bezeq-Walla Affair:
Case 4000 has two main parts.
The first is that Netanyahu fired Communications Ministry director-general Avi Berger and hired his loyalist and ex-campaign manager Shlomo Filber in order to ensure a government policy improperly favoring Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch.
The second is that in exchange for the positive treatment of Bezeq, Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, directed Bezeq’s online news site Walla to give him favorable coverage. This was arranged through Elovitch, his wife, the prime minister's former media advisor Nir Hefetz, and some of Elovitch’s top Walla employees.
Filber approved as head of the Communications Ministry a merger between Bezeq and Yes, which is another company that Elovitch had ownership rights in – a decision that was approved by apolitical experts, according to Netanyahu. Among those experts were a senior official at the Antitrust Authority and the legal adviser to the Communications Ministry.

Cases 1000 - the Illegal Gifts Affair, and 2000 - the Yediot Aharonot-Yisrael Hayom Affair
Broad Picture: Netanyahu does not dispute the facts.
The prime minister admits to receiving all of the gifts he is accused of receiving and to having discussions with key people about weakening Yisrael Hayom in exchange for getting better coverage from Yediot Ahronot.

Case 1000 – the Details
Gifts or illegal benefits?
This crucial fight determines whether the Milchin-Netanyahu relationship was one of friends, of bribery or of a mix of the two.
What is the start of Netanyahu and Milchin’s ties? What was the key to the Netanyahu's relationship with Arnon Milchin? What role did Sara Netanyahu and Milchin’s secretary play? How do Yair Lapid and the tax exemption scheme fit in? These questions are all critical to understanding Case 1000.