Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says former president Olmert wants to tarnish his image and wants a crackdown of about $ 270,000.
Two former Israeli leaders met in Israeli court as Benjamin netanyahuThe mock trial of Ehud Olmert began.
Netanyahu, his wife and son appeared in Tel Aviv Court on Monday to open their case against Olmert, who had led Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister.
Netanyahu has threatened to sue Olmert over allegations made last year, following the Israeli parliamentary elections in 2021 and when Netanyahu refused to step down during his trial. fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
In an interview with the Israeli news page last April, Olmert offered a protest at Netanyahu and said “what cannot be changed is the mental illness of the Prime Minister, his wife and son.”
Netanyahus sued Olmert seeking damages for nearly $ 270,000, according to Hebrew media reports.
Netanyahu criticized Olmert for trying to harm him, his family and their reputation.
Olmert defended himself by saying that he was only expressing the views of the Israeli people and the leaders of the nations. As part of their defense, they want the Netanyahu family to address the mental illness.
Israeli media have repeatedly reported on the fury of his wife Sara Netanyahu. He has been charged with felony criminal mischief for trying to seduce a minor.
Netanyahu’s eldest son, Yair, is known for his outspokenness toward political opponents, and he is often accused of rudeness.
Both officials already knew about the prosecution process.
Olmert led Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister but resigned in 2008 before being charged with corruption. Olmert was convicted of fraud in 2014 and sentenced to 27 months in prison.
As for Netanyahu, he case for deceit, breaking faith and accepting bribes, but they deny any wrongdoing.
He was removed from the Prime Minister’s office after a coalition of opposition parties managed to form a government without his party, the largest party in Likud, last June. Netanyahu is now the leader of the opposition in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
Netanyahu or Olmert did not speak in court.