Netanyahu: I won’t accept a plea bargain

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an interview with the right-wing Channel 20, says he will not accept a plea bargain in his corruption trial.

“No, no way,” he says in response to a question on whether he would sign a plea deal.

He speaks hours after the legal proceedings against him begin.

Netanyahu also addresses his remarks outside the court to reporters, in which he alleged that he was being framed.

“I think it was important. You know why? Because for the first time, Israel’s citizens heard the truth. What I said outside the courtroom was the truth. It’s time to tell the truth.”

He says he wants the trial broadcast live, “because I have nothing to hide, I want it all to be revealed.”

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