Israeli ambassador to US summoned to testify in Netanyahu probe

Ambassador Ron Dermer summoned to testify in corruption case against PM Netanyahu.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Ron Dermer
Ron Dermer
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Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States and a close associate of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, was summoned to provide testimony to the police in the course of the investigation into 'Case 1000'

Dermer was asked to testify about the actions he carried out on Netanyahu's behalf with US State Department officials, in an attempt to help his close associate, Arnon Milchan, obtain an American visa.

At the same time, Channel 2 reported Tuesday evening that the State Department is currently delaying the request by the Justice Ministry to allow investigators to collect evidence regarding the visa from former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro.

In Case 1000, Netanyahu and his wife are suspected of receiving illegal gifts from billionaire supporters, including hundreds of thousands of shekels worth of cigars and champagne.

Attorneys Yitzhak Molcho and David Shimron, associates of Prime Minister Netanyahu, were interrogated in the police's Lahav 433 unit Tuesday as part of the police investigation into the 'Submarine Affair.' The two lawyers have been interrogated for the last three days. However, police have stressed that Netanyahu is not a suspect in the affair.