Netanyahu to begin testimony in his corruption trial in December, court rules

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Jerusalem District Court for the testimony in his corruption trial of businessman Arnon Milchan, July 6, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Jerusalem District Court for the testimony in his corruption trial of businessman Arnon Milchan, July 6, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin his testimony in his ongoing corruption trial on December 2, 2024, the Jerusalem District Court says in a ruling.

In its ruling, the judges overseeing the trial say that they weighed “the ability to prepare the prime minister to do so during a time of war with the public interest in advancing the case.”

Two weeks ago, Netanyahu’s criminal defense attorney said the prime minister needed until at least March 2025 due to the ongoing war against Hamas in Israel. The State Attorney’s Office earlier this week expressed opposition to the request, demanding instead that Netanyahu’s testimony start no later than November 1.

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