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Prosecutors say PM does not have to show up for next week’s court session

Though it has said it opposes a delay to the start of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial, the State Prosecution says it has no qualms with Netanyahu being absent from the proceedings on March 17.

Officials say Netanyahu does not necessarily have to give his response to the accusations in next week’s court session, but it does insist on the session being held and future dates being set for the trial’s proceedings.

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