The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, charged with fraud and breach of trust, was postponed on Monday for three months.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court reportedly accepted a request from attorney Yossi Cohen to postpone the trial’s opening hearing due to a conflict with another case he is working on. The delay was approved by judge Avital Chen “at the request of the state attorney’s office and the accused’s representative,” it said, reportedly further protracted by the court’s summer recess that begins in August and continues through the Jewish holidays in September.
The trial will open on October 7 at 1:30 p.m., instead of July 19 as originally scheduled.
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