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    Netanyahu Defiant as Police Recommend Indictment

    He won’t go quietly. After Israeli police recommended he be indicted in two separate corruption cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defiantly proclaimed his innocence in a televised address Tuesday night. Still, the embattled leader is likely to face growing calls to step down after the conclusion of lengthy probes into allegations that he traded political favors for positive coverage in a leading Israeli newspaper, and accepted pricey gifts from a Hollywood tycoon. The country’s attorney general, appointed by Netanyahu, has final say over whether the prime minister will face charges.

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