Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks at a pineapple presented to him by Israeli youth movement members at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, February 25, 2018. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool
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An Israeli court Monday released four of seven suspects held in a high-profile corruption case involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner circle, amid an uproar over a judge apparently discussing their detention with an investigator in private. Israeli media reported late Sunday that Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Ronit Poznanski-Katz and securities investigator Eran Shaham-Shavit exchanged text messages discussing extending the detention of several suspects in the investigation involving Israel's telecom giant Bezeq and the close confidants of Netanyahu.Filber, one of the closest people to Netanyahu, has reportedly turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in the affair.Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.
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