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Israel: First witnesses called in Netanyahu corruption trial

DW, 05 Apr 2021
An Israeli court is calling its first witnesses today as the corruption trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resumes. Netanyahu has appeared in court, where he faces multiple corruption charges including bribery, and fraud. He could be jailed if found guilty - but the trial is expected to last for years. Israeli politics are in chaos after an inconclusive election last month. Political parties are meeting with the president today to decide who will be tasked with forming a new government.
DW spoke with former Speaker of the Knesset Avraham Burg, who said "Netanyahu is ill-equipped to run a government, because it was proven time and again that he prioritizes his personal agenda over the state's and the public agenda."


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