Israel: Witness list announced for January hearings in Netanyahu’s bribery trial

With the inclusion of former aides to the premier and senior executives at one of Israel’s largest media companies, the prosecution in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu graft trial announced on Tuesday the list of witnesses to be called in Case 4000, considered the most serious of the three cases the premier is facing.

In the case, Netanyahu is accused of approving regulatory moves benefiting Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch and Bezeq in exchange for positive news coverage from the Elovitch-owned Walla news site. It is the case in which Netanyahu faces the most serious charge — bribery — as well as fraud and breach of trust.

Elovitch and his wife, Iris Elovitch, each also face bribery charges in Case 4000.

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