Israel’s attorney general opposes Netanyahu’s request for trial delay

March 10, 2020 by JNS
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Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed a Jerusalem District Court on Monday that he is opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to delay his trial.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly Cabinet meeting, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, on Dec. 1, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

On Sunday, Netanyahu’s defence team filed a formal request on Monday for a 45-day postponement of his criminal trial, which is set to begin on March 17.

Netanyahu’s attorneys say they have not yet received all the case material from the prosecution, Ynet reported.

The prime minister faces charges of fraud and breach of trust in two cases, and bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges in a third.

The prime minister has denied all charges, claiming that the cases against him are politically motivated.

According to Israeli law, a sitting prime minister is only required to step down after being convicted of a crime and after all avenues of appeal have been exhausted.

JNS

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One Response to “Israel’s attorney general opposes Netanyahu’s request for trial delay”
  1. ben kurzer says:

    I’ve like the attorney General explain on what grounds he opposes the request of the Prime Minister to delay the date of his trial when Netanyahu’s attorneys say they have not received all the case material from the prosecution.

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