During their current questioning of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu within the presents and favors case, the police confronted him with new proof within the case accrued over their months of investigation. An Israel Television News Company broadcast talked about proof given by Hadas Klein, billionaire Arnon Milchan’s private assistant. Klein is a vital witness within the case in regards to the presents given to the Netanyahu household. The investigators charge her proof as extremely dependable, though she herself just isn’t a suspect within the affair.
Klein informed the police in regards to the numbers of champagne bottles provided on the request of Sara Netanyahu, and described the hostile response she bought when she refused to authorize Milchan’s advisor to assist restore a leak within the Netanyahu’s house. Klein mentioned that phrases have been used like “supply,” “costs,” and “quantities” that don’t correspond to a relationship of presents between associates. At the identical time, she talked about no cost in any respect acquired by Milchan for what he provided, which is making it troublesome for the investigators to ascertain a give and take relationship within the affair.
Describing how presents have been delivered to the Prime Minister’s official residence, Klein mentioned, “Sara asked for bottles in cases of six or 12 bottles of champagne to a case. Bibi asked for cigars, and also knows about the quantities of champagne that his wife had received. The company driver made a special trip to Jerusalem to supply the cigars and champagne.”
Klein additionally gave the investigators examples of different extraordinary requests, together with one by Sara Netanyahu to restore a leak within the prime minister’s house. “There was a tough conversation,” Klein recalled. “Sara shouted at me. She wanted the building inspector who worked with Packer and Milchan to give professional parties in the Prime Minister’s Office advice about the leak in the building. I didn’t approve it, so she shouted that I and Milchan were humiliating her and Bibi by not approving things that were supposedly permissible.”
Klein additionally mentioned, “After several hours, Bibi himself called, said that what they (Packer and Milchan) were doing to the lady wasn’t right, and that they had to realize what she was going through in the media, and that they had checked with the legal advisor, and it was all permissible.”
Klein additionally commented on the difficult character of the prime minister’s spouse, saying that Sara was afraid of wiretapping. Klein mentioned, “Every time she asked for something, she wanted to speak only on a landline or in a face-to-face meeting. She shouted at me several times about gifts.”
A consultant of the prime minister mentioned in response, “The plague of false reports is continuing. What is being attributed to the prime minister and his wife is untrue. The prime minister and his wife acted legally, so nothing will come of this. Furthermore, we do not intend to comment on the particulars of the investigation that refute the false report.”
Klein’s media advisor refused to verify or deny the report, as a result of the investigation continues to be occurring.
Published by Globes [online], Israel Business News – www.globes-online.com – on November 14, 2017
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