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Retired judge predicts Netanyahu graft trial will last at least 3 years

Retired judge Carmi Mosek predicts Prime Minister Netanyahu’s corruption trial will last at three years.

“It will be a minimum of three years. I simply did the arithmeatic. There are 300 witnesses. From my experience, even if only 50 of the witnesses were important” it would take that long, he tells Channel 13 news.

Mosek adds: “What’s more, this trial has begun unlike other trials: There is no effort to deal [efficiently] with the critical issues between the defense and the prosecution. Neither the defense nor the prosecution is prepared to dispense with a single one of their witnesses. In my opinion, they won’t reach any agreements on [non-central] issues [in dispute].”

Asked if there is any prospect of a plea bargain, Mosek says he doesn’t know, stressing it’s premature to say.

Mosek is a former head of the Jerusalem District Court, where Netanyahu’s trial is taking place.

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