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Netanyahu’s corruption trial begins in Jerusalem: protests and departureslive

Netanyahu’s corruption trial begins in Jerusalem: protests and departures

Israel, Jerusalem

Ruptly is live from outside Jerusalem District Court on Sunday, May 24, as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial on corruption charges. Protesters against and in favour of Netanyahu are expected to gather outside the court.

Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli PM to be tried in court. He was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in November.

Netanyahu has dismissed the accusations as a political 'witch hunt.' The trial was initially planned to begin on March 17 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Date of startMay 24, 2020
Time of start10:52
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Ruptly is live from outside Jerusalem District Court on Sunday, May 24, as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial on corruption charges. Protesters against and in favour of Netanyahu are expected to gather outside the court. Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli PM to be tried in court. He was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in November. Netanyahu has dismissed the accusations as a political 'witch hunt.' The trial was initially planned to begin on March 17 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.