Corruption hearing opens against Netanyahu

Added On October 3, 2019

The Attorney-General of Israel has opened pre-indictment hearings against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of bribery, fraud, and breaches of trust.

The hearings began on Wednesday and are expected to last for 4 days.
Netanyahu will not attend the hearings but will be represented by a team of top Israeli lawyers.
He is suspected of providing a close friend financial and regulatory benefits in exchange for favorable media coverage, discussing an "exchange deal" to receive favorable newspaper coverage from a leading Israeli publisher, and wrongfully accepting expensive gifts from a Hollywood tycoon.
The prime minister has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has dismissed the allegations as "a political witch hunt." 
Netanyahu is currently tasked with forming Israel's next government following a neck-to-neck national election.