The meetings were held and Yair Lapid was the Minister of Finance from 2013-2015
Yair Lapid, President of the Israeli headquarters, Yesh Atid, met with the owner and publisher of the supposed daily Pro-Netanyahu daily Jediot Ahronot while Lapid was Minister of Finance, Israel Kanal 10 reported on Friday.
Meetings were held on Friday morning in Arnon "Noni" Mozes "home, according to the report.
Lapid's meetings with Mozes, which own the largest newspaper in Israel in terms of sales and traffic, were not publicly documented.
Yesh Atid responded to Kanal 10 reports that Lapid actually met with Mozes, but the meetings were nothing short of normal.
"During his term, Yair Lapid met with editors and publishers of major media in Israel, among them Mozes, Sheldon and Miri Adelson, Ron Lauder, Eli Azur and others, as well as all senior politicians in Israel." The party reads the statement.
Lapid was Minister of Finance in the Government of the Israeli Government of Netanyahua between 2013 and 2015.
Lapid worked as a colleague Jediot Ahronot before entering politics and establishing Yesh Atid.
He was investigated in 2017 in Case 2000 for the alleged "quid pro quo" deal with Netanyahu, in which the newspaper would benefit in return for a more favorable coverage of the prime minister.
The prosecutors were still investigating Case 2000 and other investigations by the Israeli leader and his close family members and colleagues, although Netanyahu and Mozes were recommended to be charged with recovering the bribe of the Israeli police.