Judges: Netanyahu must attend Monday hearing, but not for Walla ex-editor’s testimony

Jerusalem District Court judges rule that Prime Minister Netanyahu must attend the opening hearing of the evidentiary phase of his corruption trial on Monday.

However, the judges exempt the premier from being at the court in person during the testimony of the former editor of the Walla news site, Ilan Yeshua, a witness in the bribery case known as Case 4000.

The exemption comes since Netanyahu didn’t have personal contact with Yeshua during the alleged intervention by his associates in the outlet’s coverage, according to the incitement.