Court rejects requests by Netanyahu’s lawyers to throw out evidence

The Jerusalem District rejects two requests from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers to disqualify evidence from the testimony of former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua.

Netanyahu’s lawyers had sought to discredit claims from Yeshua’s pretrial testimony to prosecutors and recorded conversations extracted from his phone.

The judges, however, rule the evidence was legitimately obtained and reject their request.

Former Walla editor Ilan Yeshua enters a courtroom at the Jerusalem District Court for a hearing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial, April 5, 2021. (Oren Ben Hakoon/Pool)