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Israel AG delays police report on Netanyahu corruption probe

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israel's has asked police to delay issuing their recommendations into two corruption allegations against Benjamin until the hears a petition against them.

Police were scheduled to present their long-awaited findings this week. But officials say Avichai Mandelblit wants the court to first rule on the petition of a right-wing who is seeking a gag order on details of the investigation.

One probe reportedly concerns allegations improperly received lavish gifts from Hollywood and business figures.

Another is over secret talks with the publisher of a major Israeli newspaper in which allegedly requested positive coverage in exchange for reining in a free pro- Netanyahu daily.

Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing and has dismissed the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by a

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:55 IST