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Defendants Elovitch, Mozes reject allegations in Netanyahu corruption trial

Shaul Elovitch, the former owner of Bezeq and Walla News accused of bribery in one of the cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is denying the accusations against him.

Elovitch’s attorney tells the court his agreement to change coverage on Walla at Netanyahu’s request was not part of a bribe deal but was ideological.

Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily accused of an illicit quid-pro-quo deal with the premier to weaken a media opponent in exchange for positive coverage of Netanyahu, also denies the allegations.

Mozes asserts that his taped conversations on the matter with Netanyahu were part of legitimate and acceptable discourse.

Left: Publisher and owner of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper Arnon ‘Noni’ Mozes arrives for questioning at the Lahav 433 investigation unit in Lod on January 15, 2017. (Koko/Flash90) Right: Shaul Elovitch arrives at the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court for a remand hearing in Case 4000, February 26, 2018. (Flash90)
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