Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared again in court in Jerusalem today to resume his corruption trial. Evidence will be presented at this point.
Netanyahu, 71, is charged with corruption, fraud and abuse of trust in three cases. He is suspected, among other things, that he systematically accepts expensive gifts and, in exchange for favors, tries to obtain positive news.
In court today, a lawyer accused Netanyahu of using his power for personal gain. Prosecutor Liat Ben Ari said that he “unlawfully used his authority, including seeking and obtaining unjustified benefits from media owners in Israel, in order to advance his personal affairs.”
The prime minister denied all charges against him. Describes persecution as political persecution.
The process started in May 2020. Parliamentary elections have just been held in Israel. Netanyahu’s Likud party has remained the largest, but the government formation papers are tough.
Today, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began a round of consultations with leaders of the thirteen parties in Parliament. By Wednesday, he would have decided that we would commit to forming the government.
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