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Criminal investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu could threaten his hold on power

Criminal investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu could threaten his hold on power

A criminal investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that may involve discussion of a secret deal that would benefit him and a newspaper owner and gifts from a Hollywood producer could be serious enough to threaten his hold on power, analysts say.

The corruption investigation involving Netanyahu this week gained intensity when Israeli media reported that a tape exists in which Netanyahu and newspaper owner Arnon Mozes may have been discussing a financial deal for Mozes that involved favorable coverage of Netanyahu.

The prime minister, who denies any wrongdoing, was questioned by authorities twice last week on suspicion of...

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