Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes weeks before Israeli election

PM alleged to have accepted gifts from billionaires and traded favours with media and telecoms moguls

Benjamin Netanyahu has told judges he is innocent of corruption charges, as a high-profile trial against the Israeli prime minister resumed weeks before a national election.

Following a nearly-half-year hiatus and repeated delays due to the pandemic, hearings restarted on Monday. The court expected to announce a schedule for the potentially explosive witness testimony and evidence stage of the trial.

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