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Netanyahu expected to deliver speech attacking trial

Netanyahu is expected to deliver a speech attacking Israel’s state prosecution and the corruption trial against him, either before today’s hearing begins or at some point during it, after he has left the court.

Channel 12 news reports that the prime minister plans to claim once again that the entire case has been manufactured in an effort to bring him down and that he has no connection to the former editor of the Walla news site, Ilan Yeshua, a key witness in Case 4000 who is scheduled to testify today.

Unlike the opening of the trial last May, at which Netanyahu delivered a fierce speech from outside the courtroom flanked by Likud allies, the court is unlikely to allow him to speak from the courthouse today, the network notes.

He is therefore likely to deliver his speech after having left the court, which he is expected to do as Yeshua starts his testimony, or via a pre-recorded video speech.

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