Netanyahu calls off court appearance Tuesday

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu cancels his planned appearance tomorrow at the Jerusalem District Court for a hearing in his trial.

Netanyahu’s lawyers are expected to begin the cross-examination of Hadas Klein, an aide to billionaires James Packer and Arnon Milchan, as part of so-called Case 1000, one of three cases against the former prime minister.

Klein has described during her testimony at the Jerusalem District Court the incessant demands for luxury goods made for years by former prime minister Netanyahu and his wife Sara to her bosses.

Her testimony is highly significant since it undermines Netanyahu’s defense that he was merely accepting gifts from a friend and that he was also not aware of the extent of the gifts.

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