Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial
May 22, 2020 - A week after being sworn into office for a fifth term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go on trial on May 24, charged with corruption in three criminal cases. He denies all wrongdoing.
The judges presiding over the case are Rivka Friedman-Feldman, Moshe Bar-Am and Oded Shaham. On March 10 Friedman-Feldman rejected Netanyahu’s request to postpone the scheduled date for the opening of his trial. And the three judges also rejected Netanyahu’s request for an exemption from attending the opening day of the trial.
The trial could last anywhere from one to three years. The verdict will likely be sometime between late 2021 and mid-2023. If Netanyahu is convicted, sentencing would probably take place between early 2022 and late 2024.
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