Communist Party of Israel

Hundreds demonstrated on Monday, February 8, outside Jerusalem’s district courthouse where far-right Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has resumed after more than a half-year hiatus. Among the banners and signs carried by protesters were ones reading “Crime Minister,” one of the leading anti-Netanyahu organizations. The prime minister pleaded not guilty as he appeared before the panel of three judges to respond to the corruption charges against him. Netanyahu, who is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases, confirmed before the court his agreement to the written response his defense team submitted to the court on his behalf in January, arguing that he is innocent of all the charges against him. Netanyahu’s attorney, Boaz Ben, Zur requested that the evidentiary phase be postponed by three or four months, so it would begin only after the March 23 election. Protesters call for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

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Protesters Carry “Crime Minister” Banners outside Netanyahu’s Trial