Nation’s attention split between Netanyahu trial, president’s consultations

This morning focus will be split between two dramas unfolding on two sides of the capital:

At the President’s Residence, parties will begin filing in to discuss with President Reuven Rivlin their recommendations for Israel’s next prime minister, amid ongoing deadlock following the March 23 election. This, amid reports of a possible breakthrough in talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett on forming a joint government to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power.

Security guards stand outside the District Court in Jerusalem. May 24, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

And at Jerusalem’s District Court, Netanyahu’s presence will be demanded as his corruption trial enters the evidentiary stage.

Here on the liveblog we’ll be covering all the latest developments from both arenas. Stay with us.