Late Tuesday, Israeli police recommended that the country's attorney general indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations. Netanyahu is accused of taking lavish gifts from friends in exchange for political favors, and trying to curry favorable coverage with an Israeli newspaper by forcing its rival to charge its readers. Earlier Tuesday, the prime minister claimed in a live TV broadcast that the recommended charges "mean nothing in a democratic society" and vowed to stay in office. Previously, Netanyahu predicted that Israel's attorney general would not indict him, even if the police recommended doing so. Netanyahu is Israel's second longest serving prime minister.

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