Jerusalem District Court judges were selected to sit on the panel that will hear Netanyahu’s corruption cases.
By World Israel News Staff
On Wednesday, a three-judge panel was appointed to preside over a trial in the corruption cases that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu currently faces.
The three judges that will sit on the panel are Rivkah Friedman-Feldman, Moshe Bar-Am and Oded Shaham, The Jerusalem Post reported.
While the trial date has not been set, it appears likely that proceedings will not be launched until after March 2 elections, according to the Post.
At the end of January, Netanyahu withdrew a request for immunity before a Knesset committee had the chance to reject it, triggering a trial on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust stemming from three long-running corruption cases. He now represents the first sitting prime minister to face a criminal trial.
Netanyahu is set to face off with the Blue and White Party’s Benny Gantz in a third round of national elections after two inconclusive elections in 2019. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, seeks a fourth consecutive term in office, but failed to form a governing coalition after April and September’s elections.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.