Yeshua: If a news item was published in Israel Hayom, it was ‘kosher’

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

At the PM’s trial, Ilan Yeshua tells the court that his litmus test for whether or not a topic related to Prime Minister Netanyahu could be published on his website was whether or not it appeared in the Israel Hayom tabloid, which is seen as overwhelmingly supportive of the premier.

“If it was published in Israel Hayom, it became ’kosher,’” Yeshua says. “It can’t be so bad for it to be published by us. I need to be holier than the pope?”