In a live statement to the press on prime time Monday evening, advertised ahead of time as “special” and “dramatic,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that police allow him to face the state’s witnesses who have testified against him in the three corruption cases in which he is a suspect.
He also repeated his claim, without evidence, that the probes were part of a left-wing conspiracy to depose him, and claimed his legal troubles would all go away if he would only capitulate to leftist demands — which he vowed never to do.
Netanyahu said he wished to reveal information to the public that he believed proved his treatment by law enforcement authorities was unfair and biased: his request, twice denied by officials, to hold a confrontation with witnesses who had testified against him.
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