Likud, Netanyahu Supporters Say Prime Minister Will Survive

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The Jewish media showed noticeable interest in the American response to the statement made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about contacting the USA administration regarding the imposition of Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement on Wesdensday.

"After reading the recommendations report, I can say that it is a biased, extreme document full of holes, like Swiss cheese".

Regev said in an interview with Israel Radio: "You're allowed to receive presents from friends".

A public debate has always been under way in Israel on whether Mandelblit, who has avoided interviews, might be reluctant to prosecute a sitting prime minister for the first time in Israeli history, especially one who promoted him through government ranks.

"The coalition is stable, and no one, me or anyone else, has plans to go to elections", he declared in Tel Aviv.

A final decision on whether Mr Netanyahu should face charges will come down to the attorney general's office.

Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay says Netanyahu's coalition party allies need to choose between supporting the prime minister and upholding the rule of law.

He was chosen the Prime Minister of Israel in 2009.

Asked whether they believed Netanyahu's version of events or those of Yair Lapid, who was revealed to be a central witness in the investigations against Netanyahu, 35% of respondents said they believed Lapid, and 30% believed Netanyahu.

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One of the cases against Netanyahu, known as Case 1000, alleged the "committing of crimes of bribery, fraud and breach of trust" by the prime minister.

Netanyahu's coalition controls 66 out of 120 seats in total.

The recommendations marked a dramatic ending to a months-long investigation into allegations that Netanyahu accepted gifts from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer, and suspicions that Netanyahu offered to give preferential treatment to a newspaper publisher in exchange for favourable coverage.

"There is a very long process ahead, and we believe it will stop before any indictment", Ben Zur said.

Testifying to Israeli police in November, Tata confirmed that Milchan's Blue Sky International security advisory firm provided services to the Tata-owned Taj Hotel Group, following the 2009 terrorist attack in Mumbai, according to a statement released by his office at the time. A Hadashot News poll taken a day after the police said that Netanyahu should be prosecuted for corruption in two cases shows that the Likud would get 26 seats in a new Knesset, more than the party now has.

Lapid's remarks Wednesday came the morning after Israeli police recommended Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two cases.

In an impassioned defence, Mr Netanyahu took aim at police investigators saying their figures were vastly inflated and tried "to create a false impression of exchanges that never existed".

Netanyahu and Mozes, police said, discussed ways of slowing the growth of a rival newspaper, Israel Hayom, "through legislation and other means".

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