JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has been postponed until May 24 due to concerns about coronavirus, Jerusalem’s District Court said Sunday.
Netanyahu, the first Israeli premier ever to be indicted in office, had been scheduled to stand trial from Tuesday over alleged bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
In a statement, the court noted that given the coronavirus pandemic it had been instructed to hear “only urgent matters.”
“We have decided to postpone the first hearing (in Netanyahu’s trial) until May 24,” the court said.
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