Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has denied the allegations corruption against him in court on February 8.
In 2019, Netanyahu was accused of accepting improper gifts and seeking authorities’ support for media tycoons in exchange for reporting in his favor.
Netanyahu said the allegations were “fabricated.”
[Thủ tướng Israel Benjamin Netanyahu ra tòa vì cáo buộc tham nhũng]
Standing in front of a jury 3 judges now Jerusalem CourtShortly after the presiding judge Rivka Feldman Friedman read the indictment, Netanyahu declared him innocent and insisted he had previously affirmed this.
Mr. Netanyahu stated: “I certify my written answer to the court in my name.”
Mr. Netanyahu mentioned the document his lawyers gave to the court last January, which proves he did not commit the crimes as in the indictment.
Netanyahu’s last court appearance was in May 2020, at the start of a trial that was later postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic blockade.
The trial resumed in the context that Israel is scheduled to hold elections in March, the fourth election in the country in less than 2 years.