PM asks court to clear MK Hanegbi of moral turpitude

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 14, 2010 21:54

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Tuesday received a letter from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu adding his voice to those pleading before the court not to find Kadima MK Tzahi Hanegbi guilty of moral turpitude in evidence, and, therefore, banned by Israeli law from holding public office for the next seven years.

The prime minister's letter read, "in response to the verdict issued by the court and without attempting to interfere with the proceeding of the court, I request to present to your honors my opinion that the state would benefit if MK Hanegbi was allowed to fulfill public duties."

Hanegbi was convicted two months ago by the Jerusalem court on the charge of providing false testimony.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan died

By REUTERS