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After three-month hiatus, Netanyahu's trial restarts

Court restarts Netanyahu trial, focusing on Case 4000.

After three-month hiatus, Netanyahu's trial restarts

Netanyahu to Trudeau:

'Hamas, not Israel, is deliberately targeting civilians'

Netanyahu responds to Canadian Prime Minister: It is Hamas, not Israel, that should be held accountable for committing a double war crime.

'Hamas, not Israel, is deliberately targeting civilians'

Former Deputy A-G:

'Netanyahu's trial must end with a plea agreement'

Former Deputy Attorney General Raz Nizri says reasonableness doctrine should be reduced, but the proposed legislation is too extreme.

'Netanyahu's trial must end with a plea agreement'

After recent revelations:

Protesters gather outside home of former police chief

Activists protested fmr. Police Chief Roni Alsheikh after he revealed that law enforcement expected PM to resign after indictment.

Protesters gather outside home of former police chief

Judges in Netanyahu trial recommend bribery charge be dropped

Summary of meeting between judges, attorneys published following recommendation to drop bribery charge.

Judges in Netanyahu trial recommend bribery charge be dropped

Former AG denies expecting Netanyahu to resign after indictment

Former Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit claims no political considerations in deciding to prosecute Netanyahu.

Former AG denies expecting Netanyahu to resign after indictment

Former Police Comissioner: 'We expected Netanyahu to resign'

Former Police Comissioner Roni Alsheikh explains that Netanyahu was expected to resign after being indicted, but did not.

Former Police Comissioner: 'We expected Netanyahu to resign'

The scorched earth prosecutors

Netanyahu’s prosecutors, the police commanders and the media intend to fight to the bitter end. And bitter it wil be. Op-ed.

The scorched earth prosecutors

Smotrich:

'Collective punishment must not be used against settlers'

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on security forces to refrain from collective punishment of Judea and Samaria residents.

'Collective punishment must not be used against settlers'

Alan Dershowitz:

'Netanyahu should be allowed to govern'

Renowned US attorney unimpressed by Arnon Milchan testimony in Netanyahu's case: All the charges against Netanyahu should be dropped.

'Netanyahu should be allowed to govern'

Poll:

Majority of the public supports a plea deal for Netanyahu

41% of the public believes the Attorney General should withdraw the bribery charges in Case 4000, while 37% think the opposite.

Majority of the public supports a plea deal for Netanyahu

Netanyahu trial:

Milchan confirms - 'I gave the Netanyahus cigars, champagne '

Star witness in Case 1000, Arnon Milchan, took the witness stand and confirmed he gave the PM gifts worth hundreds of thousands of shekels.

Milchan confirms - 'I gave the Netanyahus cigars, champagne '

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

Netanyahu trial must continue to reveal rot in justice system

Safed Chief Rabbi says PM's trial the 'most important trial in the State's history' due to what it reveals of the justice system.

Netanyahu trial must continue to reveal rot in justice system

Case 4000

Likud ministers react to collapse of bribery case against PM

Justice Minister calls trial of PM Netanyahu 'worst political and legal persecution in the country's history' after latest developments.

Likud ministers react to collapse of bribery case against PM

Netanyahu trial Case 4000:

Judges tell prosecutors they will have hard time proving bribery

Prosecution receives blow in trial of PM over allegedly offering Bezeq owner favorable regulations in exchange for favorable news coverage.

Judges tell prosecutors they will have hard time proving bribery

Trump, Netanyahu and the renaissance of Soviet apparatchiks

Leftists do not believe in equality before the law. This week in the US and Israel, we saw how low media and justice have fallen. Op-ed.

Trump, Netanyahu and the renaissance of Soviet apparatchiks

Attorney: Yair Lapid 'failed to report conflict of interest'

Yair Lapid failed to report friendship with Amnon Milchan in conflict of interest statement. 'He's not one of my five closest friends.'

Attorney: Yair Lapid 'failed to report conflict of interest'

Yair Lapid:

'Netanyahu said it was a good law, I told him I won't agree'

MK Yair Lapid, leader of Israel's opposition, testifies in Netanyahu trial. 'I didn't think the Milchan Law was good.'

'Netanyahu said it was a good law, I told him I won't agree'

Netanyahu's attorneys: No new judge will be involved in trial

Laws for PM Netanyahu respond to motion to have him declared in contempt of court, say he must be involved in an issue of such importance.

Netanyahu's attorneys: No new judge will be involved in trial

Report: Parties may seek criminal mediation in Netanyahu trial

Attorney General to submit response to idea both parties would mediate a plea deal in the Prime Minister's corruption trial.

Report: Parties may seek criminal mediation in Netanyahu trial

Former A-G on legal reforms:

'Netanyahu wants to ensure his trials never properly conclude'

In first-ever interview, Dr. Avichai Mandelblit reveals 'behind the scenes' of the Netanyahu indictments.

'Netanyahu wants to ensure his trials never properly conclude'

Justice Minister: Netanyahu indictments showed need for reform

Minister Levin says in Knesset that his reforms are not due to PM Netanyahu's trial, but that the trial convinced many of the need for them.

Justice Minister: Netanyahu indictments showed need for reform

How Netanyahu turned the flood against him into a puddle

The story is as much a triumph of the Right, as it is a defeat of the Left..Op-ed.

How Netanyahu turned the flood against him into a puddle

Netanyahu trial:

Former Police Chief proposes plea bargain

"Our democracy isn't mature enough to withstand a serving prime minister being put on trial."

Former Police Chief proposes plea bargain

Netanyahu trial witness denounces investigation procedure

A prosecution witness denounced the investigation she went through as 'something that should trouble every citizen of Israel".

Netanyahu trial witness denounces investigation procedure

'Judiciary is a political party for all intents and purposes'

Sa'ar responds: Judicial system in danger if Netanyahu wins.

'Judiciary is a political party for all intents and purposes'

Ex-Likud minister:

'Israel will be a different country if Ben-Gvir joins govt.'

Dan Meridor laments legitimacy Netanyahu grants Otzma Yehudit when Yizhak Shamir would leave the Knesset whenever Rabbi Kahane spoke.

'Israel will be a different country if Ben-Gvir joins govt.'

Former MK:

'Arrest those who removed Netanyahu through a trial'

Ayoob Kara did not condemn Likud activist's call to execute the senior prosecutors, said freedom of expression in Israel is 'broad.'

'Arrest those who removed Netanyahu through a trial'

Op-ed:

The fall of Boris Johnson

The question for voters in the UK, US and Israel is whether a leader’s gifts are more important than character flaws, or vice versa.

The fall of Boris Johnson

Netanyahu’s bogus trial

The prosecution’s case against Netanyahu has been destroyed by the 20 or so prosecution witnesses. How did this trial come to pass? Op-ed.

Netanyahu’s bogus trial

'Not a great day for the prosecution in Netanyahu trial'

Known as Case 4000, the trial is considered the most serious case against the former Prime Minister.

'Not a great day for the prosecution in Netanyahu trial'

Netanyahu trial hits climax as Filber testifies

Legal experts say the outcome of the Netanyahu trial may depend on Filber's testimony.

Netanyahu trial hits climax as Filber testifies

State witness in Netanyahu trial calls investigators Rottweilers

Shlomo Filber says, 'the investigators only sought to incriminate.'

State witness in Netanyahu trial calls investigators Rottweilers

Prosecution: Irregularity found, but trial should continue

State Attorney admits following investigation that irregularities found involving hacking into State Witness Shlomo Filber's phone.

Prosecution: Irregularity found, but trial should continue

Hearings in Netanyahu's trial canceled

Announcement comes after Prosecution notified court that no spyware was illegally used against suspects in Netanyahu's cases.

Hearings in Netanyahu's trial canceled

Prosecution: No illegal use of spyware in Netanyahu cases

Police claim to have received court orders for all spying, admitting they sometimes extracted more data than permitted.

Prosecution: No illegal use of spyware in Netanyahu cases

Cabinet secretary describes horrendous interrogation methods

'They interrogated my wife & mother to apply pressure, threatened to stop me going to parents' funeral,' former Netanyahu official says.

Cabinet secretary describes horrendous interrogation methods

Hearing in Netanyahu trial cancelled over Pegasus affair

Judges cancel hearing following revelations police used Pegasus software to spy on key witnesses, including Netanyahu's son.

Hearing in Netanyahu trial cancelled over Pegasus affair

Even after spyware revelations, Netanyahu trial to continue

Police continue to insist they only spied on Shlomo Filber & that trial proceedings were not invalidated.

Even after spyware revelations, Netanyahu trial to continue

New revelations on police spying in Netanyahu trial

Witness who police used NSO software to spy on without a warrant named as Shlomo Filber.

New revelations on police spying in Netanyahu trial

Likud MK: 'Foundations of case against Netanyahu are poisonous'

'Prosecutor's Office already understands that it's been caught,' MK Shlomo Karhi says.

Likud MK: 'Foundations of case against Netanyahu are poisonous'

Netanyahu will not agree to plea deal in which he would retire

Opposition leader breaks silence, says he won't agree to admission of moral turpitude, will continue to lead the Likud.

Netanyahu will not agree to plea deal in which he would retire

Yamina MK's husband among donors to Bibi's crowdfund

"I don't just think Netanyahu was wronged; I'm convinced of it," says Shmulik Silman. "This man gave his life for the state."

Yamina MK's husband among donors to Bibi's crowdfund

Campaign to cover Bibi's legal expenses raises over 3m

Among the 26,000 donors: MK Bezalel Smotrich & the husband of Yamina MK Idit Silman.

Campaign to cover Bibi's legal expenses raises over 3m

Report:

Netanyahu to sign plea deal, take break from politics

Former PM reportedly ready to sign deal, even one including admission of moral turpitude which would remove him from politics for 7 years.

Netanyahu to sign plea deal, take break from politics

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

Netanyahu family still opposes plea deal, but Opposition leader said to be seriously considering it.

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

Crowdfunding for Netanyahu raises NIS 2.5 million

Former PM 'touched by warmth' of citizens who contribute to a fund to pay his legal expenses.

Crowdfunding for Netanyahu raises NIS 2.5 million

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

Two-thirds of Likud voters want new elections once Netanyahu is gone; Nir Barkat remains the firm favorite as his successor.

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best'

Senior official in State Prosecution tells Israel National News: "Media guilty of over-hyping chances of plea bargain."

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best'

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

"He's going to agree to a plea bargain, cut his losses, & retire from political life," predicts former premier's one-time strategic adviser.

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

Crowdfunding campaign to cover Netanyahu's legal expenses

Aim to persuade former PM not to sign plea bargain & fight for justice. Hundreds of thousands already raised.

Crowdfunding campaign to cover Netanyahu's legal expenses

The hand is in the cookie jar

If Netanyahu’s zero-sum trial proves anything to those who watch it directly, it is the systemic corruption that brought him to trial.Op-ed.

The hand is in the cookie jar

A-G Mandelblit: Netanyahu a danger to democracy

Transcripts of closed door conversations of Attorney General Avichai Mandeilblit reveal his opinion on opposition leader Netanyahu.

A-G Mandelblit: Netanyahu a danger to democracy

State witness in Netanyahu trial breaks down in tears

Nir Hefetz describes former PM's obsession with media criticism, intense involvement of Sara Netanyahu in government decisions.

State witness in Netanyahu trial breaks down in tears

Journalist attacked while covering Netanyahu trial

Woman rips kippah off head of Channel 13 News' Baruch Kra. Ministers Hendel and Bar-Lev condemn the incident.

Journalist attacked while covering Netanyahu trial

INTO THE FRAY

Netanyahu vs Olmert—Comparing chalk & cheese

Perhaps someone under criminal indictment should not be prime minister, but abuse of the legal system to prevent it is far worse. Op-ed.

Netanyahu vs Olmert—Comparing chalk & cheese

MK Zohar: Netanyahu will be back, even if law passes against him

New bill would bar PM under criminal indictment from remaining in office. 'It will motivate our voter base to return Netanyahu to power.'

MK Zohar: Netanyahu will be back, even if law passes against him

Large protest outside court during Netanyahu corruption trial

"This isn't about fighting corruption - it's a political coup," says Likud MK at the protest. "They stole our leader."

Large protest outside court during Netanyahu corruption trial

Foul play? State witness in Netanyahu trial dies in plane crash

The tragic death of two Israelis has sent huge ripple waves towards Jerusalem and the former Prime Minister.

Foul play? State witness in Netanyahu trial dies in plane crash

Victim in plane crash: Witness in Netanyahu corruption trial

Former Communications Ministry official and his wife identified as the victims of deadly plane crash.

Victim in plane crash: Witness in Netanyahu corruption trial