Netanyahu's defense: Yeshua tried to balance anti-Bibi trends, no bribery

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Netanyahu's defense: Yeshua tried to balance anti-Bibi trends, no bribery
Attempts to undermine the charges against the prime minister in his public corruption trial continue.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
MAY 24, 2021

The defense in the public corruption trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Elovitch family on Monday at the Jerusalem District Court tried to present former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua as intervening with news reporting to balance anti-Netanyahu trends, not to further a media bribery scheme. Yeshua was being cross-examined by Michal Rozin-Ozer, lawyer for Iris Elovitch, who presented text messages, articles and statements from former Walla employees to paint Yeshua as interfering in news content of his own initiative. If the defense can prove this narrative, it could undermine the media bribery narrative.

Further, Rozin-Ozer succeeded in extracting an admission from Yeshua that he sometimes presented to Iris, and her husband Shaul, owner of Walla and Bezeq, a picture of the news staff as being unfairly anti-Netanyahu and requiring his intervention to create balance. The court has heard Yeshua testify and defense lawyers cross-examining him since the beginning of April.

more.............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/n...to-balance-anti-bibi-trends-no-bribery-669018
 
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