State Comptroller Yosef Shapira published a report that criticized the conduct of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Minister of communications, as well as the activities of the Ministry related to the company «Bezeq».
Among other things, Shapira pointed out that Netanyahu took the post of Minister of communications in 2014, but the document on conflict of interest with the law firm of David Semana and Yitzhak Molko, representing the interests of companies in the sphere of Telecom, was set up only in October 2015, and the document on conflict of interests with the company «Bezeq», the owner of which Shaul Elovich is a close friend of Netanyahu – only in 2016.
It is noted that a direct question Shapira on conflicts of interest in the field of communication Netanyahu did not mention the friendship with Lovecam and Arnon Milanom, is co-owner of the Tenth channel ITV.
At the same time, Shapira stresses that he has no evidence that Netanyahu has had an impact on the adoption by the Ministry of solutions in favor of «Bezeq».
Also Shapira criticized the coalition agreement, requiring coalition partners to approve all decisions of Netanyahu in the field of communication.
With regard to the Ministry of communications, Shapira notes that no minutes of the meetings of the Ministry with the direction of «Bezeq», fairly light penalties for company violations, to prevent officials of the Ministry of Finance and competition authorities to discuss structural reforms and the abolition of the separation between «Bezeq» and Yes.