District Court Rules Netanyahu Must Testify in December

By Hamodia Staff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a 40 signatures debate, at the plenum hall of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on June 24, 2024. (Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must testify in his ongoing corruption trial in December, the Yerushalayim District Court ruled Tuesday, rejecting calls to further postpone the testimony due to the war effort.

Netanyahu’s lawyers had petitioned the court to push off his testimony until March of next year, as the country still is in a state of war in Gaza and faces a possible new conflict in the North against the Hezbollah terror group.

The news follows another rejection of Netanyahu’s position on Sunday by the State Attorney’s Office, which stated that such a postponement would freeze the criminal case for eight months.

While the State Attorney’s Office ordered Netanyahu to testify no later than November 1, the District Court ruled that he must do so on December 2.

Netanyahu’s questioning and testimonies are expected to carry on for up to two months.

The Prime Minister faces three cases alleging corruption. One, dubbed “Case 1000” is related to Netanyahu allegedly accepting bribes from businessman Arnon Milchan and a friend; “Case 2000” is about the Prime Minister’s relationship with Arnon Mozes, publisher of Yediot Aharonot, and the last, “Case 4000” alleges similar quid-pro-quo dealings with the head of telecommunications company Bezeq.

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