Netanyahu questioned over corruption allegations

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Netanyahu questioned over corruption allegations

The Israeli leader, suffering from a high fever and severe cough, was hospitalized Tuesday.

In a video posted on his Facebook page shortly after being investigated on corruption allegations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that he is "completely confident" of his innocence.

Netanyahu fell ill in mid-March and cancelled his public schedule for five consecutive days.

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The Ynet news website said Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago.

According to a Jewish People Policy Institute survey of 3,000 respondents, 97 percent of Israelis Jews say they either.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will take Netanyahu's place at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, if the PM is unable to attend, Haaretz reported.

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Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by hostile media and an overaggressive police force.

Police assert that Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch had instructed the Walla news website, which is fully owned by the telecom company, to provide favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife in return for favors from communications regulators. "The investigation is being carried out with the supervision of the state attorney and with the approval of the attorney general".

He has been questioned several times since the start of 2017 and is a suspect in two separate cases.

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Surveys have shown that about half of Israelis believe the police over Netanyahu and think he should step down, while a third think he should remain in office.

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