Corruption probe: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu faces questions about gifts from an American billionaire

UPDATE (January 2, 12:44 p.m.): This story has been updated to reflect that police have arrived at Netanyahu’s official residence.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to face questioning by police Monday about gifts he received from an American billionaire and other foreign businessmen, Israeli media is reporting.

The questions will focus on allegations that Netanyahu and his family took gifts and other favors from business figures in Israel and abroad, in breach of his position as a public official.

Netanyahu, who has strenuously denied the allegations, reasserted his innocence Monday, advising his critics in the media to hold off their celebrations, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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