According to Haaretz, the Israeli Attorney-General, Avichai Mendelblit, has filed a corruption charge against sitting prime-minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They say that this
may include charges of bribery and breaches of trust - but the corruption it represents goes much deeper.
They go on to say, that although this isn’t the first time a sitting prime-minister has been charged with criminal activity
the charges brought ... will be unprecedented in Israel: This time the objective was not cash, gifts or jobs, but rather favourable press coverage, perhaps combined with hostile press coverage of rival press outlets ... the case involves allegations that Netanyahu sought to wield influence over regulators on behalf of Israel’s largest telecom company in exchange for biased coverage on the Walla news site.
Then they add:
The Attorney-General has been given the opportunity and responsibility to thoroughly uproot the ingrained and institutionalised corruption underlying media-politics relations in Israel. Of all the cases involving the prime-minister, this is a game changer ...
They add that the transcripts of conversations between the publisher of the media outlet, Yedioth Ahronoth Group paint him
not as a publisher, editor or journalist, but as someone running a protection organisation: a sort of mafia, that offers its services to those in positions of power, in this case, the prime-minister.
Q. Given that this is unprecedented, is there any indication what course of action will be taken here by the Attorney-General?