Trial of Former PM Netanyahu Reopened

YERUSHALAYIM -
Former CEO of the Walla news website Ilan Yeshua arrives at the Yerushalayim District Court for his testimony in the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, June 16. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The trial of former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reopened before the Yerushalayim District Court on Monday after a three-month break, with the continuation of the cross-examination of former Walla website CEO Ilan Yeshua.

The delay was caused by arguments between the prosecution and the defense over new evidence that emerged on the cell phone of the case’s first witness, former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua.

The defense accused the prosecution of covering up evidence on Yeshua’s cell phone which could help acquit him. In contrast, the prosecution said it had disclosed huge volumes of documents from the cell phone and that it had simply never checked the other documents, believing they did not relate to the case.

It is not clear when the court will decide. The evidentiary dispute will run parallel to the cross-examination of former Walla website CEO Ilan Yeshua.