Benjamin Netanyahu Discloses Frequent Contacts With Israeli Newspaper – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

TEL AVIV—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has regularly lambasted the Israeli press, but a new disclosure related to a continuing corruption probe shows the leader also worked hard to shape how the domestic media covers him.

The Israeli leader was forced by court order to disclose that he has regularly talked to both the owner and editor of one of Israel’s most-read newspapers, Israel Hayom, a daily that critics say has covered the…

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