Israel: Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Appeared in Court for Corruption Case


Agency, Jerusalem.

Published by: Yogesh sahu
Updated Wed, Nov 17 2021 01:21 AM IST

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Netanyahu appeared in court today along with a lawyer, his youngest son Avner and some supporters of his Likud party. His lawyers asked for Tuesday’s session to be postponed following reports of new witnesses who appeared in the case.

Former Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on Tuesday. His appearance came at a time when his close assistant, Nir Hefetz, was preparing to testify against him in a major corruption case. However, the long-awaited testimony has now been postponed until next week, as Netanyahu’s lawyers have legally challenged it.

Hefetz is a key prosecution witness in the case against Netanyahu. Hefetz left his long career in journalism in 2009 to serve as a spokesperson for the Netanyahu government, and then in 2014, he became a spokesperson and advisor for the Netanyahu family.

Netanyahu appeared in court today along with a lawyer, his youngest son Avner and some supporters of his Likud party. His lawyers asked for Tuesday’s session to be postponed following reports of new witnesses who appeared in the case.

New witnesses have alleged that Netanyahu’s wife Sarah accepted an expensive bracelet as a gift from two billionaire friends, Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer. Netanyahu’s lawyers said the former prime minister needed to study the evidence before presenting Hefetz’s side.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on Tuesday. His appearance came at a time when his close assistant, Nir Hefetz, was preparing to testify against him in a major corruption case. However, the long-awaited testimony has now been postponed until next week, as Netanyahu’s lawyers have legally challenged it.

Hefetz is a key prosecution witness in the case against Netanyahu. Hefetz left his long career in journalism in 2009 to serve as a spokesperson for the Netanyahu government, and then in 2014, he became a spokesperson and advisor for the Netanyahu family.

Netanyahu appeared in court today along with a lawyer, his youngest son Avner and some supporters of his Likud party. His lawyers asked for Tuesday’s session to be postponed following reports of new witnesses who appeared in the case.

New witnesses have alleged that Netanyahu’s wife Sarah accepted an expensive bracelet as a gift from two billionaire friends, Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer. Netanyahu’s lawyers said the former prime minister needed to study the evidence before presenting Hefetz’s side.


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