Iris Elovitch interrupts Walla editor’s testimony: ‘How much can you lie?!’

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

During Yeshua’s testimony against Netanyahu and his former employers Shaul and Iris Elovitch, the latter interrupts him, calling him a liar.

Yeshua gives an example of not being allowed to write any stories about allegations of impropriety by the premier and his allies in the purchase of submarines from Egypt.

Iris Elovitch, one of the defendants, attends a session of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for corruption at Jerusalem District Court on April 5, 2021. (Oren Ben Hakoon/Pool)

“How much can you lie?!” Iris shouts from the back of the courtroom, as Yeshua testified that he’d been instructed by the Elovitches to play up positive coverage of the premier and minimize negative articles.

The judges call for the court to return to order before calling a half-hour lunch break.