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Israeli police recommend indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli police and the Israel Securities Authorities on Sunday called for an indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as his wife, Sara, on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

There is sufficient evidence to prosecute the couple, officials say, for trading regulatory favoritism to the Bezeq telecom company in exchange for favorable media coverage. The decision about whether to bring charges will be made by Israel's attorney general.

Netanyahu denies all accusations, and some suspect he may call a snap election in an effort to demonstrate public support and ward off legal trouble. Police already recommended indicting the prime minister in two other corruption probes earlier this year, and his coalition in the Israeli parliament narrowly holds its majority by a single seat.