Netanyahu trial: Israeli prime minister faces Jerusalem court

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is about to go on trial for corruption, the first time a serving leader will have done so in the country’s history.

Mr Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Arriving at the Jerusalem courthouse, the 70-year-old rejected the charges again, saying they were aimed at “toppling him in any way possible”.

It comes just a week after he was sworn back into office as head of a rare national unity government.

His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year.

He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases.

“BBC”

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