Israeli Prime Minister to be questioned again in graft probe

Vastavam web: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to be questioned by police today in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, media reports said.Police refused to confirm the reports. Netanyahu has already been questioned by police four times as part of the investigations.The second affair over which Netanyahu has faced police questioning involves suspicions he sought a secret deal for favourable coverage with the publisher of top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot.
The alleged deal, not believed to have been finalised, would have seen Netanyahu receive positive coverage in return for helping curb Yediot’s competitor, the pro-Netanyahu freesheet Israel Hayom.Earlier in the week, Netanyahu confidants Yitzhak Molcho and David Shimron, partners in a law firm and both relatives of the premier, were questioned by police as part of a probe into suspected corruption around the purchase of German submarines.