Israel’s leaders and corruption allegations

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini brief the media at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Every Israeli prime minister since 1996 has been the subject of a corruption investigation. Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Olmert, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak have all been investigated for graft, along with several cabinet ministers, Knesset members and mayors. Here’s a look at some of the major corruption scandals to have rocked Israeli politics over the past…

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