Court rejects Netanyahu’s request to delay next hearing of his corruption trial

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Judges find no reason to accept claim by prime minister’s legal team that case must wait and see if indictments are filed against corporations linked to alleged crimes

The start of the trial against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jerusalem District Court, May 24, 2020. (Amit Shabi/POOL)

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday rejected a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorneys to delay the next hearing in his corruption trial on the grounds that other indictments may be filed in related cases.

Netanyahu’s legal team had asked to court to wait until a final decision is made on filing indictments against telecommunications giant Bezeq, the Walla news website, and the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper.

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