Netanyahu’s Trial Advances Amid Growing Protests

By Linda Gradstein | VOA News |

VOA FILE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the first Cabinet meeting of the new government at Chagall Hall in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, May 24, 2020.

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Netanyahu’s corruption trial will begin hearing witness testimony in January, the court in Israel announced Sunday after lawyers for the prime minister argued for a six-month delay because of the coronavirus. The decision comes amid growing protests over his handling of the pandemic including violence and calls for Netanyahu to resign. A second wave of the pandemic and new restrictions have left the public angry and confused.

A judge in Jerusalem ruled that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial on three counts of corruption, fraud and breach of trust will begin to hear testimony from witnesses in January, and that hearings will be held three times a week. Tags: Barack Obama Hillary Clinton

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.