For the first time in Israel’s history, an incumbent prime minister is on trial. The battle for public opinion and other background noise are supposed to remain outside the courtroom of Jerusalem District Court Judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman. Now all eyes are on the hundreds of witnesses, the prosecutors and the defense attorneys, and primarily on the judges, who will have to weigh contradicting narratives in order to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a criminal or innocent of wrongdoing.
Here are the people whose testimonies and the way they function will eventually bring about a decision on the three cases that have been seizing the country’s attention for years.
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