Benjamin Netanyahu's legal woes deepened after one of his closest confidants agreed to testify against him in a ballooning corruption scandal, complicating the Israeli leader's efforts to hold on to his job.
Israeli police have been conducting inquiries for some time on suspicion that Shaul Elovitch, the chairman of Israel's biggest telecommunications provider Bezeq, received regulatory assistance from Mr. Netanyahu and aides in exchange for positive coverage of the Israeli leader and his wife on popular Israeli news site Walla, which is owned by Bezeq.
In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Sara Netanyahu the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, in Jerusalem.
The premier was also communications minister and Filber was one of his confidants during the period under investigation, local media reported.
The prime minister may soon be questioned, although he has not been named suspect yet. Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing.
Jewish Home has eight lawmakers in Netanyahu's 66-seat coalition in parliament, enough to topple the government if the party leaves. Netanyahu denies all the charges, calling them part of a media witch-hunt, and has vowed to carry on.
"The Netanyahu government's days are numbered, and we already need to prepare for the upcoming election in order not to be caught unprepared, because we are dealing with our internal election", Gilon said.
"The events of the last two days and recent hours make very clear: The Netanyahu age is over".
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It's unclear how significantly his testimony contributed to the police recommendations last week to indict Netanyahu in two other corruption cases.
Senior cabinet ministers from his ruling Likud party, who until recently dutifully defended him, have largely remained silent.
And the second case centres on a claim that Mr Netanyahu received gifts worth at least a million shekels ($283,000; £204,000) from Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and other supporters. In return, Netanyahu is alleged by police to have intervened on Milchan's behalf in matters relating to legislation, business dealings, and visa arrangements.
A survey published on February 14 showed that nearly half of Israel's electorate believe police allegations of bribery against Netanyahu, while 25 percent said they believed Netanyahu's denials.
Netanyahu is also accused of asking the publisher of Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, for favorable coverage in exchange for weakening the paper's main rival.
Hefetz, the premier's former media adviser now in custody, is suspected of suggesting, through a middleman, to Judge Hila Gerstel in 2015 that she could be appointed attorney general if she dismissed a pending case against Sara Netanyahu's excessive household spending. The offer never materialized, and Israel's current attorney general recommended last fall indicting Mrs. Netanyahu for graft, fraud and breach of trust for allegedly overspending more than $100,000 in public funds on private meals at their official residence. Filber's change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a "political corpse".
So far, partners in his governing coalition have stood by Netanyahu, saying they were awaiting the attorney-general's next moves.