Archiv: Netanyahu trial / Israel


09.10.2019 - 06:18 [ Haaretz ]

Mendelblit, Don’t Delay

(14.02.2018)

The police announcement Tuesday – that the investigations into two cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been completed – came 13 months after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit decided that a “preliminary examination” of the allegations, which itself took six months, should become full-fledged criminal investigations.

09.10.2019 - 06:13 [ New Yorker ]

The Precarious Position of Benjamin Netanyahu

But that is what happened this week, as Netanyahu’s attorneys concluded four days of a pre-trial hearing before the Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, and around twenty state prosecutors—a team that had been involved, for three years, in three open criminal cases against the Prime Minister. In February, Mandelblit recommended that Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three major corruption cases—accusations that Netanyahu has denied. Now the decision of whether to indict Netanyahu and, if so, on what charge, is in Mandelblit’s hands—a decision that could take only a few weeks or drag on for months, ….

06.10.2019 - 12:43 [ i24news.tv ]

Report: Netanyahu legal team failed to rebuff corruption charges

The so-called case 4000 alleges that Netanyahu bestowed regulatory favors on Israel’s leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel, in return for positive coverage of him and his wife Sara on Walla! News, a website controlled by Shaul Elovitch, the company’s former chairman and the controlling shareholder.

05.10.2019 - 10:04 [ Economist.com ]

Binyamin Netanyahu’s last chance to avoid indictment

Even if he is indicted, Mr Netanyahu intends to stay on as prime minister. The law does not require him to step down until a final conviction.

04.10.2019 - 08:13 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu hearing may be extended as his lawyers fail to wrap up arguments

The second day of the hearing process in the criminal cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended Thursday night after long hours of discussion, with one of the prime minister’s attorneys continuing to express confidence that the charges against the premier would be withdrawn.

02.10.2019 - 18:52 [ Haaretz ]

Short and to the Point, Attorney General Mendelblit

The hearing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the criminal cases against him will begin Wednesday, nearly three years after they were opened. (Cases 1000 and 2000 came first, followed later by Case 3000.) That is an unreasonable period of time, including in comparison to investigations of and legal steps taken against other public figures. Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit is responsible for this.

02.10.2019 - 06:25 [ Haaretz ]

3 Cases, 4 Days and Dozens of Lawyers: Netanyahu’s Pre-indictment Hearing Begins Wednesday

Twelve of Netanyahu’s lawyers will cram in across from some 20 Justice Ministry officials who have been following the prime minister’s corruption cases since 2016. At the premiere’s request, the hearing will span four days and will end on Monday evening – a day before the eve of the Jewish day of judgement, Yom Kippur.