Netanyahu, who lost his seat and joined the main opposition, did not attend the hearing at the Jerusalem District Court.
Ilan Yeshua, CEO of Wall News, was heard in the first hearing after Netanyahu lost his prime minister seat.
At the trial, Netanyahu’s lawyers are expected to present to the court evidence showing personal communication between Yeshua and other figures.
Local media reports stated that Netanyahu’s lawyers are trying to show that not only his clients, but also some other politicians and businessmen are making attempts to have his news featured in Walla News.
He made history as the first Israeli Prime Minister to be tried while in office.
On November 21, 2019, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit demanded that Netanyahu be prosecuted for three separate corruption cases.
The first hearing of Netanyahu, who went down in history as the first Israeli Prime Minister to be tried while in office, was held at the Jerusalem District Court on May 24, 2020.
The lawyers of Netanyahu, who lost his prime minister’s seat after the coalition government led by Naftali Bennett received a vote of confidence on 13 June, requested more time to examine the file and the evidence, and the court decided to postpone the case on 16 June.