Netanyahu Describes Legal Developments As “Inevitable Scandal-Of-The-Week”

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Updated August 4, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed on Friday as “background noises”, the fact that his former Chief of Staff agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state in two graft cases in which the Israeli leader has been questioned as a suspect.

In the Facebook video posting, Netanyahu dismissed the developments as “the inevitable scandal-of-the-week”.

The four-term premier has denied any wrongdoing. His family spokesman said Netanyahu would withstand what he described as a “witch-hunt” designed to force him from office.

The decision by Ari Harow to turn state’s witness as part of a plea bargain in his own, separate corruption case adds a new dimension to a long-running investigation involving Netanyahu.