The criminal trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin on March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Jerusalem District Court judges Rebecca Friedman-Feldman, Moshe Bar-Am and Oded Shaham will discuss the prime minister's case.
The trial will open with the indictment. However, the evidence process in the case is only expected to begin in about six months. We note that the Knesset elections will be held on March 2, two weeks before the trial opens.
According to the decision, the March 17 hearing will be held on the status of the defendants. That is, Netanyahu will have to come to the discussion.
Netanyahu is charged with bribery in file 4000 (Walla-Bezeq file); In file 2000 (talks with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher) - in receiving favors; and in file 1000 (gift bag) - in receiving favors as well. . Saul and Iris Eloovic are charged with bribing.
In his decision to prosecute Netanyahu for bribery in file 4000 and fraud and breach of trust in files 1000 and 2000, the Attorney General adopted the recommendation of Attorney General Shay Nitzan and the recommendation of the Tel Aviv District Attorney (Taxation and Economics), Adv. Liat Ben- Ari Marki, who advised him after the hearing to file the indictment for the offenses listed above.
As mentioned, the attorney general decided, on the recommendation of the prosecutor's office, to also indict the couple Saul and Iris Eloovic for bribery, disruption of legal proceedings and impeachment in the 4000 case, as well as other crimes against Shaul Eloovic. The Attorney General, on the recommendation of the State Attorney's Office, also decided to indict even the controlling and responsible editor of the Yedioth Ahronoth group, Arnon (Noni) Moses, on a bribe in the 2000 case.
About a week ago, Jerusalem District Court Judge Aharon Prakash ordered the composition of the judges to discuss the indictment against Prime Minister Netanyahu, the couple, Allovich and Arnon (Noni) Moses. At the head of the panel will be Judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman, along with judges Moshe Bar-Am and Oded Shaham.