Defense may demand halting Netanyahu trial to appeal Yeshua testimony

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Defense may demand halting Netanyahu trial to appeal Yeshua testimony
After three hours of debate by the prosecution and defense about whether Yeshua should be allowed to make new factual statements which were not part of his police testimony, the Jerusalem District Court rejected the defense’s arguments.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
APRIL 6, 2021

Day two of the public corruption trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started on Tuesday morning with lawyers from the prosecution and the defense battling over evidentiary issues before the Jerusalem District Court. The lawyers defending Netanyahu, former Bezeq and Walla owner Shaul Elovitch and his wife, Iris, may request that the court halt the entire public corruption trial until they can appeal to the High Court of Justice against the court’s Tuesday afternoon ruling in favor of the prosecution regarding former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua’s testimony.

Yeshua has been describing the background to Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla Affair, which is the most severe of Netanyahu’s three alleged public corruption cases. The allegations are that Netanyahu favored Elovitch’s Bezeq in his communications policy in exchange for positive coverage from Elovitch’s Walla website. After three hours of debate on Tuesday by the prosecution and defense about whether Yeshua should be allowed to make new factual statements that were not part of his police testimony, the Jerusalem District Court rejected the defense’s arguments.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/netanyahu-trial-day-testimony-of-ex-walla-chief-continues-664245
 
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