Netanyahu trial: Pendulum swings toward PM, Elovitch - analysis

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Netanyahu trial: Pendulum swings toward PM, Elovitch - analysis
For a month, the prosecution got to hit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Elovitch with punch after punch. Tuesday saw a U-turn.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
MAY 4, 2021

For a month, the prosecution got to hit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bezeq and Walla owner Shaul Elovitch with punch after punch in the public corruption trial. Tuesday saw a U-turn. If former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua supplied one cruel headline after another to bring down Netanyahu and Elovitch in April, May gives the defense a chance to bring Yeshua down in cross-examination. The change was felt both on a visceral level and by the analytical direction of the proceedings. Shaul and Iris Elovitch looked uniformly stressed; pacing, shaking and looking like hunted prey during the prosecution’s presentation, infuriating defense lawyers Jacques Chen and Boaz Ben-Tzur. Red-faced, aggressive, they seemed ready to jump over desks and podiums to tackle the prosecution. In contrast, lead Case 4000 prosecutor Yehudit Tirosh was walking on water in April as she scored hit after hit against the defendants. She was angry with the defense when they interrupted her, but there was a nip in her stride, while Yeshua seemed to enjoy the spotlight as he served up to the Elovitches and Netanyahus the cold revenge for which he had waited years. The opposite was true on Tuesday.

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