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Israel: Netanyahu and media mogul allegedly met on Bezeq-Yes merger

 |  August 7, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Bezeq majority shareholder Shaul Elovitch allegedly had a secret meeting in 2015 ahead of an important discussion at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council on the merger of telecommunications giant Bezeq and satellite TV company Yes. The alleged meeting is now being investigated by Israeli financial crimes police unit.

Witnesses reportedly claim the meeting dealt with the merger and Elovitch was pleased with the outcome, the report said. Newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth did not specify exactly when the meeting took place.

The Bezeq probe, known as Case 4000, involves suspicions that Netanyahu advanced regulatory decisions benefiting Elovitch in exchange for flattering coverage of Netanyahu from the Elovitch-owned Walla news site.

Full Content: Times of Israel

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