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Israel begins trial over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Source : 112 Ukraine

Current head of government is accused of fraud, corruption, and receiving bribes
16:39, 24 May 2020

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
haaretz.com

Israel begins trial in the case of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accused of corruption, as the Euronews TV channel reports.

The head of government himself held the first meeting of the new coalition cabinet on Sunday morning. After a series of early elections, the Supreme Court allowed him to once again occupy the top management post, despite the criminal case.

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Netanyahu is charged with fraud, corruption, and bribery. According to the prosecution, as the Minister of Communications, he provided benefits to the Bezek telecommunications company in exchange for positive media coverage. In addition, he repeatedly received expensive gifts and illegal donations from businessmen.

Netanyahu rejects all charges and calls them "witch hunt." The case regarding the politician has become one of the important topics of the election campaigns in the past elections.

As we reported before, on May 20, Israel opened beaches, synagogues, mosques, and Christian churches after the long-term lockdown

On Tuesday, the government confirmed the proper decision with the observation of the number of conditions: particularly, not more than 50 people may stay in a room, the distance between people should make at least two meters, everyone should wear masks.

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