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>> Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has spent 30 years in public office, 11 of those as Prime Minister. But this year, unlike ever before, his political future is being called into question. Police say they've questioned Netanyahu twice since the start of this year, in two separate criminal cases.
According to Israeli media reports, the first involves receiving gifts regularly from wealthy businessmen, including cigars and champagne. They say the second case involves him discussing a deal with one of the most influential newspapers in Israel to receive better coverage in return for curtailing the competition. Reuters is unable to independently confirm the specifics of the activities under investigation.
Known to supporters and opponents as Bibi, he's denied any wrong doing and no charges have been brought. Almost every night on television and every day in newspapers, purported leaks have appeared, describing what the media say are details of the investigation. Prosecutors have confirmed almost none of what has emerged.
Israeli politics has known many scandals before. It's unclear whether Netanyahu will survive this one.