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Court hears tapes of Bibi and son ordering ex-aide to involve media boss

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Published: 26 November 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Accidental recordings by state’s witness Nir Hefetz bolster claim of ex-PM’s involvement in directing news coverage; court also hears Netanyahu shredded docs from media boss

Court hears tapes of Netanyahu, son ordering ex-aide to involve media boss (Times of Israel)
Recordings of Netanyahu family made by state’s witness Nir Hefetz — apparently by accident — played for first time to bolster claim of involvement in directing news coverage

Netanyahu sat next to me while we edited his Walla interview – Hefetz (Jerusalem Post)
Hefetz has been testifying daily since Monday and is considered a crucial witness for the prosecution because of his deep closeness to Netanyahu.

'Beyond a control freak': ex-aide testifies Netanyahu shredded docs from media tycoon (Haaretz)
Former media adviser Nir Hefetz’s testimony in Netanyahu's corruption trial was delayed a week due to new material obtained by the prosecution

The Bibi effect: How Israeli media became a far-right echo chamber (972)
Netanyahu turned much of the Israeli press into his personal fiefdom during his 12 years in power — with drastic consequences that resonate to this day

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Photo: Netanyahu arrives in court on November 22 (Oren Ben Hakoon/Pool)

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