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After the month-long investigation, the police handed over their recommendation to Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who will decide whether to press charges against the prime minister, reported Xinhua.
In a formal statement, the police said that they have concluded that there is "sufficient evidence" against Netanyahu in the cases.
The police said between 2007 and 2016, Netanyahu and his family received expensive cigars, champagne and jewellery worth about a million shekels (approximately $282,800).
In return for the goods, Netanyahu allegedly approached US officials and asked them to extend Milchan's visa to the US.
He also acted to promote a law that gives tax exemption for returning Israeli residents who were living abroad for over 10 years, known as the "Milchan Bill," and helped Milchan to promote his investment in the Israeli media.
In another case, dubbed "case 2000," Netanyahu allegedly received bribes from Arnon Mozes, the publisher of Yedioth Aharonoth, one of Israel's largest newspapers.
The police said Netanyahu and Mozes held talks over an "exchange deal," in which Netanyahu would receive favourable coverage in Yediot Aharonot in return for promoting a law and other measures that would limit the distribution of Israel Hayom, Yedioth's main rival.
He accused the police of launching the investigation in order to "topple" him from power.
"Things will end without anything," he said in an address from the courtyard of the official Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem.
"These recommendations have no place in a democratic state," he said.
Lawmakers with the opposition called on Netanyahu to resign, saying he is not capable of performing his duties under the serious suspicion.
But sources close to Netanyahu said he would resign only if he was found guilty in the court of law.
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