Host Simon Spungin is joined by senior Haaretz columnist Chemi Shalev on the day that Benjamin Netanyahu became the first serving Israeli prime minister to go on trial.
We ask: Is Netanyahu’s tactic of attacking the judicial system causing irreparable damage to the country he professes to love? Is the very fact that a prime minister has gone on trial a cause for celebration or lament? And which will have a more detrimental effect on Israel – Netanyahu’s acquittal or his conviction?
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Also, reporting from outside the Jerusalem courthouse, Anshel Pfeffer calls in to describe the scene and to explain what will unfold in the weeks ahead – warning that there will be many months of legal wrangling before the evidentiary part of the trial even begins.
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