The trial on charges of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu begins on March 17.
According to a foreign news agency, an Israeli court has announced the trial of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s corruption charges starting March 17, two weeks after the general election in the country.
An Israeli court statement said Prime Minister Netanyahu may appear in the preliminary hearing of the case.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of taking bribes, cheating and taking advantage of billionaire friends while the court has also charged him, but Netanyahu dismisses all the allegations against him and calls them political revenge.
According to Israeli rules, the incumbent prime minister’s disqualification requires a one-time sentence for any offense, after which all avenues of appeal are closed.
On the other hand, Israel’s third parliamentary elections will take place on March 2 in a year, with no results from the previous two elections.
Netanyahu tried to divert attention from allegations of corruption in his election campaign, said Benny Gantz, a former Israeli army chief who heads Israeli politics and head of the Blue and White Party.
Bennie Gantz refused to form a coalition government under Netanyahu after the September elections, and said that Netanyahu should settle his dealings with the judiciary before coming to power.