Netanyahu trial: Israeli prime minister faces Jerusalem court

Netanyahu trial: Israeli prime minister faces Jerusalem court

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in court for his trial on corruption charges, days after he began a new term in office.

The 70-year-old is the first standing leader to face trial in the country’s history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Arriving at the Jerusalem courthouse, Mr Netanyahu said the cases were aimed at “toppling him in any way possible”.

He was sworn back into office as head of a rare unity government a week ago.

His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year.

He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases.

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