Lapid: Netanyahu innocent until proven otherwise

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “innocent until proven guilty.”

“We need to remember this and we need to respect it,” he says at the start of the weekly faction meeting.

While noting that investigations take time, Lapid also says important public issues are being marginalized as all attention is focused on the graft allegations against Netanyahu.

“It must end as quickly as possible,” he says of the probe, addressing the attorney general.

The Yesh Atid leader also warns against public assumptions that all elected officials are corrupt.

“Not everyone is like that. We are not like that,” he says, adding that these are the people who ought to lead the country.

— Marissa Newman

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