On Monday, the Jerusalem District Court ordered the prosecution to provide an update on the police cell phone hacking allegations no later than 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Netanyahu necessarily calculates differently from others.
Supporters of Mandelblit for the deal will point out that the main goals of the indictment and trial were always to invalidate Netanyahu’s conduct with the media.
If Benjamin Netanyahu accepts the end of his political fate and retirement, Attorney-General Mandelblit will talk plea bargain.
Despite the defendant not having the obligation to take to the witness stand during his own trial, Netanyahu has decided he may do so, hoping it will have a positive effect on his legal situation.
Netanyahu trial star witness cross-examined after prosecution fails to expel press.
The announcement was seen as historic, as it was the first time in Israeli history such charges were ever to be brought against a sitting prime minister.
The prosecution said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abused his power as part of a wide-ranging media bribery scheme in its opening statement for his public corruption trial on Monday.
The draft also has a part in which Netanyahu references Liat Ben-Ari, who is the lead prosecutor of the trial, and the former CEO of Walla!, Ilan Yeshua, who will be testifying in Monday's hearing.