Israel's Netanyahu appears in court as corruption trial resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in Jerusalem’s District Court on Monday to formally reject the charges in his corruption trial. Netanyahu wore a black face mask during the morning hearing, which he briefly attended before departing, leaving his defence attorneys to carry on without him. The prime minister stood before the court and confirmed that the written response submitted to the court was his reply to the charges. A panel of three judges heard defence attorneys respond for the first time to the indictment filed against the 71-year-old, the first sitting premier in Israe…

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