Netanyahu in court
Netanyahu in courtOren Ben Hakon/Israel Hayom

The judges presiding over the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially published this evening (Thursday) the summary of their conversation with the attorneys last week. The summary revealed that the judges recommended that the bribery charge be dropped in Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla case.

"There are difficulties in establishing the crime of bribery in the first charge in the indictment. Given these difficulties, it was suggested that the state consider retracting the bribery offense in this charge," wrote judges Rivka Friedman-Feldman, Moshe Bar-Am, and Oded Shaham.

They also explained that the closed meeting was due to the sensitivity of the matter. "None of those present expressed any reservations about holding the meeting in this way, and no one asked for minutes to be recorded," they wrote.

The judges noted that during the conversation there was a discussion with both sides' attorneys and at the end, the need to end the trial "for the good of the cause and the country" was noted.

According to the judges, this sentiment was expressed without regard to the outcomes of the trial and the verdicts against or in favor of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Last week, it was reported that during the meeting, the judges informed the prosecution that they would have a difficult time proving bribery in Case 4000.