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Israel resumes trial of Netanyahu in corruption case

Dec 5, 2023

On Monday, the Jerusalem District Court resumed the corruption trial against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


This is reported by The Times of Israel, Ukrinform reports.

As noted, the case was suspended, like all non-urgent cases, by an emergency order of Justice Minister Yariv Levin after the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7. The suspension due to wartime conditions expired last week.

Netanyahu may be summoned to testify in a few months, the newspaper notes.

The process has been going on for more than three years. Netanyahu is accused of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two separate cases.

In particular, he is suspected of promoting the interests of Bezek, Israel's largest telecommunications company, whose shareholder was media mogul Shaul Elovitch, and interfering with the Walla news portal, run by Elovitch, to influence its coverage of events.

Netanyahu is also accused of accepting luxury gifts, including jewelry, cigars, champagne, and airline tickets worth about 174,000 euros between 2007 and 2016, including from Hollywood producer Arnon Milchen.

The Israeli Prime Minister denies all allegations.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 05/12/2023

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