He said: “This is what the coup attempt looks like.”
In general, court testimony and political negotiations show that Netanyahu is facing increasingly difficult struggles when he is fighting for his political life.
In the post-election ceremony, President Ruben Rivlin negotiated with the selected candidates to form a new government before being elected members of Congress.
As Netanyahu and his main opponent Yair Lapid failed to gain the support of a majority of lawmakers, Rivlin faces a daunting task, and the country may fall into An unprecedented fifth consecutive election.
Late Wednesday, Rapide called on the country̵
Rapid said: “Anyone who saw Netanyahuru’s performance today knows he can’t continue working.” “We know how to bridge the gap. We don’t hate each other.”
Netanyahu was charged with fraud, breach of trust and bribery in three separate cases. Monday’s proceedings are the first in two months, and this marks the beginning of the evidence phase, during which many witnesses will express their stance on the prime minister.
The focus of the meeting was the most serious case against Netanyahu. In that case, he was accused of facilitating the establishment of regulations that brought hundreds of millions of dollars in profits to Bezeq Telecom in exchange for positive coverage from the company’s popular news site Walla.
Walla’s former editor-in-chief Ilan Yeshua described a system in which Bezeq’s owners Shaul and Iris Elovitch repeatedly pressured him to publish information about Netanyahu ( Natanyahu) and discredit the prime minister’s competitors.
What did the couple explain to him? He said: “This is what the prime minister wants.”
He said that the pressure has continued for several years “for several hours.” The Elovicians were also defendants in the case, and they chose the photo, title, choice of words and other content.
Jesus said they also ordered him to write unfavorable articles about Netanyahu’s competitors, giving them derogatory nicknames. Former Netanyahu’s ally Naftali Bennett (Naftali Bennett) is called a “naughty religious man”, while the former Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon (Moshe Kahlon), of North African descent, is called “Smiley Face” and “Arab”.
Jesus said that he never had a direct conversation with Netanyahu, and intermediaries have also made requests, including former Netanyahu’s assistant Nir Hefez, who has become a witness for the country and It is expected to testify to the prime minister.
Yeshua said: “It is obvious that I need to comply with Nir’s request for positive articles and delete negative articles.”
He said that his staff were angry at this pressure, and an editor even nicknamed the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as “Kin.”
He said that Shaul Elovitch called Netanyahu a “big man” and would also show him a text message from the prime minister’s son Yair, requesting that the article be revised or deleted.
At one point during the proceedings, Iris Elovitch screamed: “How much can you lie?”
In another case, Netanyahu was accused of accepting gifts from wealthy people worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including Hollywood movie tycoon Anon Milkan and Australian billionaire James Parker. In the third case, Netanyahu was accused of trying to arrange a positive report in a major Israeli newspaper in exchange for curbing the distribution of the free Netanyahu tabloid. Netanyahu denied all allegations.
Netanyahu accused the prosecutor of “witch hunting” against him in a televised speech.
“They are not investigating crimes. They are not suspected of crimes.” He said. “They chase a man. They chase me.”