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 respond to the indictment in the corruption trial against him. 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. Netanyahu 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 was hearing defence attorneys responded for the first time to the indictment filed against the 71-year-old, the first sittin…

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