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Netanyahu Trial Postponed by Coronavirus Lockdown

In an extraordinary turnaround, the Jerusalem District Court ordered the postponement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trial on Friday, citing the coronavirus lockdown and the large number of necessary participants.

The order could potentially push the calling of witnesses to right before or right after election day.

The order came less than 48 hours after the same court on Wednesday night rejected Netanyahu's request for postponing his January 13 hearing next week.

The court on Wednesday had said that although the prosecution had amended the indictment, that because Netanyahu's lawyers had a full year to study the original indictment and with the changes not being hugely substantive, there was no reason not to proceed. (JPost / VFI News)

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