Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption

Israel's attorney general intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges.

Avichai Mandelblit said Mr Netanyahu would face charges of bribery and breach of trust in connection with three cases, pending a final hearing.

The prime minister is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favours to try to get more positive press coverage.

Mr Netanyahu, who is facing an election in April, has denied any wrongdoing.

Tom Bateman, our Middle East correspondent in Jerusalem, explains the cases.