On 23 Aug 2018 at 1:09pm No to apartheid wrote:
Police arrive to question Benjamin Netanyahu for eleventh time on corruption allegations
Israeli Prime Minister is being investigated over a case involving telecoms giant Bezeq
Police were at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence on Friday to question him for the eleventh time on corruption allegations.
As two police cars arrived, protesters outside the entrance of the compound waved banners reading “crime minister” and chanted slogans calling for justice.
Israeli media said Mr Netanyahu would be questioned in connection to a case involving telecoms giant Bezeq and its majority shareholder Shaul Elovich, a friend of the Prime Minister.
The so-called Case 4000 concerns allegations the Communications Ministry leaked confidential information on the Prime Minister’s watch that helped Mr Elovich purchase companies at inflated prices.
Related: The five corruption allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu
Bezeq's subsidiary news site Walla! allegedly provided positive coverage of Mr Netanyahu in return.
Two Netanyahu confidants were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq and have since struck a deal with the prosecution to provide evidence against the Prime Minister.
Including the Bezeq allegations, there are five distinct cases surrounding Mr Netanyahu and his family.
Police have already recommended indicting Mr Netanyahu on two claims and investigations continue into a further one.
Another case – the fifth overall – concerns allegations the Prime Minister’s wife Sara misused public funds at official and private residences. A court hearing is expected in the coming months.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 1:23pm DGAS wrote:
On 23 Aug 2018 at 1:48pm That's it wrote:
Goodbye Lewes Forum. It's not about Lewes anymore.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 2:58pm plain speaker wrote:
Of course it's about Lewes! All the things that posters complain about - potholes, buses, Doctors, local housing, councils, gentrification of the High St, loss of independent pubs businesses and shops, etc etc etc - all these complaints and more, derive directly from the corrupt antics of rich and powerful companies and politicians. How we live as ordinary people is directly diminished and impoverished by the neoliberal free for all of late capitalism. It spans the globe and its tentacles wrap nicely round the lives of ordinary people in this town.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 3:02pm Too flaming true wrote:
Well said # plain speaker.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 3:10pm ginny wrote:
It's ironic isn't it that Netanyahu was unsuccessful in dishing the dirt on the Leader of Her Majesty's opposition just last week. I know who I'd trust.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 3:22pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Plain Speaker - You're right, but this is meant to be about local issues. If we're going to include origins and causes, then we might as well include astronomy, physical geography, history etc. I think the most important thing about this forum is the exchange of information about the town and local area, along with discussions about its issues. If it's going to be dominated by discussions about Westminster politics, it will lose its unique identity.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 3:57pm plain speaker wrote:
Earl of Lewess, I respect your response. And of course people don't like endless tracts thrust down their throats. But it isn't just Westminster politics unfortunately; if it were I'd be more sanguine and circumspect. We really have been sold a pup, and have been lied to and cheated on in my opinion: while the rich get richer and more entrenched. The decisions our local councils make have a direct impact on the very basics of our day to day living in this town. Health and safety in Lewes, the care of the vulnerable, young and old, the migration of our young people out of the town they grew up in search of truly affordable housing, the inability to get through to Lewes/Eastbourne District Council, the increasing unreliability of much depended on local buses... I'm sure everyone could add to the list. Your reference to astronomy etc is a false comparison in my view. We are not discussing the genus
'economics'; we are instead referencing and living under the thrall of a
biased belief dominated by 'the markets' and the 'filthy rich'. They have infiltrated Westminster, worming their way in through industrial lobbying. Their intent is idealogical. The cuts to local government are not at all to do with so
called austerity. We are a very very rich nation. Rather, the emasculation of local government is in order to centralise power and redistribute wealth. The evidence of this in Lewes is literally everywhere.
On 23 Aug 2018 at 10:01pm @painspeaker wrote:
Please change your name. You are not a plain speaker. How about tedious speaker?
On 24 Aug 2018 at 6:47pm plain speaker wrote:
In as much as anyone can @plainspeaker I'm trying in my own small and ineffectual way to talk truth to power. I'm sorry if you find it tedious but truly I'm not fond of using my own voice either and seldom do. Sincerely, I care about what is happening to the rights and happiness of ordinary people. We're living in dangerous times.