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    Netanyahu on Secret Tape: Negotiated Favorable Press Coverage With Media Mogul

    By Haaretz and Nati Tucker

    08 January 17

    The scandal rocking Israel: Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes allegedly suggested to give the PM positive coverage. In return, Netanyahu would stymie Mozes’ biggest competitor – Sheldon Adelson-owned newspaper Israel Hayom.

    Media tycoon Arnon Mozes is the businessman who negotiated a quid pro quo with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in conversations caught on tape that came to light on Sunday.

    Haaretz reported Sunday that suspicions in the main corruption affair involving Netanyahu are backed by recordings documenting contacts between him and a businessman over mutual benefits.

    According to Channel 2, several months ago Netanyahu offered Mozes, publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, a deal that would limit the circulation of the free daily Israel Hayom, Yedioth’s top competitor and widely regarded as the prime minister’s mouthpiece. In return, Mozes would make Yedioth’s coverage more sympathetic to Netanyahu.


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  • Enthusiast (5369 posts)
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    1. Recommended!

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
  • SurrealAmerican (329 posts)
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    2. Interesting.

    I wonder how Adelson will react.

    • bemildred (1687 posts)
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      4. Sheldon might be in on it.

      So yeah, that will be interesting.

  • Jefferson23 (1470 posts)
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    3. Bibi, better call Saul.

    "  I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we're all in this together." Bernie Sanders