Israeli Court: Netanyahu Must Show Call Logs with US Backer

Netanyahu under investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Netanyahu, head of the conservative Likud party, has been under investigation for months.

Israel's Supreme Court rules Benjamin Netanyahu must reveal phone call logs with USA casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and a former editor of his free newspaper in Israel, as police press ahead with investigations into corruption cases involving the prime minister. A committee charged with overseeing residence expenditures - and which included the Prime Minister's Office legal adviser - ruled against the hiring of Fahima, but he was employed nonetheless.

A document the police filed with the court on Thursday shows the investigations involve "suspicion of the commission of felonies of bribery, fraud and breach of trust".

Harow, Netanyahu's chief of staff from 2014 to 2015, had been under investigation for allegations that he used political connections to advance his business interests.

"Case 2000" focuses on Netanyahu's conversations with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes, in which they allegedly discussed a deal to have the Israeli newspaper soften its stance on Netanyahu in exchange for curtailing the activities of Israel Hayom, a competing news outlet. Netanyahu reportedly asked Mozes for more favorable coverage.

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If Harow gives evidence against his former boss, it would increase the chances of Netanyahu facing charges.

After eight years in office, in addition to an earlier term in the 1990s, Netanyahu has garnered an image as a cigar-puffing, cognac-drinking socialite who is as comfortable rubbing shoulders with worldwide celebrities as he is making deals in parliament.

Netanyahu's predecessor, Ehud Olmert, was released from prison last month after serving a 16-month sentence.

The Supreme Court accepted the appeal submitted by investigative reporter Raviv Drucker, deciding that Netanyahu must release call logs detailing the times of his discussions with top Israel Hayom representatives, including Adelson and the former editor-in-chief Amos Regev. His passions include: gooey chocolate chips, black coffee, mountains, the Animal Kingdom in general, and John Lennon.

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