Billionaire Sheldon Adelson was questioned by Israel Police in an ongoing investigation against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. According to reports, the questioning involving Adelson pertains to Case 2000, which addresses allegations the prime minister in 2015 negotiated a deal to receive favorable media coverage from Yediot Achronot.
Adelson, who control the Yisrael Hayom newspaper and is a rival to Yediot, is a major supporter of PM Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and the Republican party.
Adelson visits Israel regularly and was questioned near Tel Aviv on a trip, with authorities stating he is not a suspect in the investigation.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)