Netanyahu trial initial witness list set finalized


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Netanyahu trial initial witness list set finalized
Prosecution filed final documents with the court
MARCH 1, 2021

The initial witness list and evidentiary documents in the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was finalized on Monday when the prosecution filed them with the Jerusalem District Court. A preliminary list was filed six months ago, but the current comprehensive list is the one that will allow the witness stage of the trial to open. Former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua, who in many ways got the ball rolling against Netanyahu in Case 4000, will be the first witness on April 5, with the trial running Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week. According to the indictment, Yeshua was constantly given orders by Bezeq and Walla owner Shaul Elovitch about improving media coverage for the prime minister. This was part of the alleged Elovitch-Netanyahu media bribery scheme of positive coverage in exchange for the government catering its policies to benefit Bezeq and Elovitch.