Netanyahu on trial

 

“What is on trial today is the attempt to subvert the will of the people and topple me and the right-wing,” he said.

 

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends.

Benjamin Netanyahu at the opening of his criminal trial (Photo: GPO)
Benjamin Netanyahu at the opening of his criminal trial (Photo: GPO)

Critics have said that Netanyahu’s arguments have undermined Israel’s court system and risk deeper damage to the country’s democratic institutions.

Netanyahu’s court appearance Sunday caps a three-year investigation. It also comes after more than a year of political turmoil, with three inconclusive elections — each seen as a referendum on Netanyahu — finally ending last month with the power-sharing deal with Gantz

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum )

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