Netanyahu given October deadline for pre-trial hearing | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 23, 2019

Netanyahu given October deadline for pre-trial hearing

Israel’s attorney general on Wednesday extended until October the deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-trial hearing on corruption allegations, but rejected a request for a 12-month delay.

Netanyahu won a fifth term in office in a general election last month but now faces the prospect of becoming the first sitting Israeli premier to be indicted.

Last month, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit set a July 10 deadline for the premier to excercise his right to a formal hearing to defend himself, before corruption charges are filed against him.

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