(September 26, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for his pre-trial hearing next week to be broadcast live on Israeli television.
“After a three-year flood of tendentious, partial media leaks, the time has come for the public to hear everything, including my side,” Netanyahu said in a social-media video posted on Thursday, reported Reuters.
“I am therefore asking the attorney general to open up the hearing for live broadcast. … You know that transparency delivers the truth.”
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said that he intends to file fraud and breach of trust charges against Netanyahu, pending on a preliminary hearing
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin tasked Netanyahu on Wednesday with forming a government, but so far he lacks the required 61-seat majority.
Mandelblit’s office did not immediately respond to Netanyahu’s request.
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