Netanyahu's defense: Walla was a porno site, PM access helped news site

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Netanyahu's defense: Walla was a porno site, PM access helped news site
Defense lawyers try to undermine media bribery narrative
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
MAY 18, 2021

The defense unveiled a new attack on Tuesday against the prosecution in the public corruption trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Elovitch family, portraying the Walla website as needing special access to the prime minister to lift its relevance as a news site. If the Jerusalem District Court accepted this claim it could undermine the idea that the only reason Walla would slant coverage positively toward Netanyahu would be as part of a media bribery scheme.

As part of Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla Media Bribery Affair, Bezeq and Walla owner Shaul Elovitch, and his wife, Iris, are both accused of bribing Netanyahu with slanted positive coverage at Walla in exchange for government favoritism toward Bezeq. Tuesday was the sixth day of cross-examination of former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua. But it was the first day of questions by Iris Elovitch lawyer Michal Rozin-Ozer, who portrayed Walla – before its access to Netanyahu – as a predominantly quasi-porno website thriving on low-scale gossip stories.

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