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Netanyahu’s Son Yair to Son of Gas Tycoon: My Dad Set Up $20b for Your Dad
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair was recorded telling the son of ‘Israeli' businessman and gas tycoon Kobi Maimon outside a club that the prime minister set up $20 billion for the latter's father, according to a report on ‘Israel' Television News Company Monday.
"My dad set up 20 billion dollars for your dad, and you're fighting with me about 400 shekels [about $115]?" said Yair in the 2015 recording of the conversation with his friend, upon leaving the club.
In the audio track aired by Channel 2 News on Monday, Yair Netanyahu tells the son of an ‘Israeli' gas tycoon that his father pushed a controversial gas deal in parliament in favor of his father in 2015.
"Bro, you got to spot me. My dad made an awesome deal for your dad, bro, he fought, fought in the Knesset for this, bro," said Yair to Ori Maimon, the son of the gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, outside the club. "Bro, my dad now arranged for you a $20bn deal and you can't spot me 400 shekels?," added Yari.
In the past, Yair had drawn media criticism over his lifestyle which is financed at the expense of taxpayers.
The recording was leaked at a time when Netanyahu is involved in two separate corruption cases, and investigators have questioned him multiple times.
The cases involve charges that Netanyahu received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen and negotiated a deal with a newspaper owner for more favorable coverage. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Meanwhile, congress president and Netanyahu's long-time ally, Ronald Lauder, had given the premier and his son gifts, including expensive suits. The accounts prompted Zionist police to interrogate the prime minister.
Netanyahu is currently under probe over suspicions that he accepted 1 million euros [about $1.1 million] from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran for campaign funds during the 2009 elections.
There are also calls for Netanyahu to be investigated for his role in a billion-dollar deal to purchase three submarines from German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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