Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused police and prosecutors of conspiring to "depose him" as he arrived in court on Sunday for the first criminal trial ever against a sitting Israeli leader.
Mr Netanyahu is attending the opening hearing at a Jerusalem district court to hear the arraignment against him, after a request to have his lawyers represent him instead was rejected.
The leader faces charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases linked to his ties with wealthy friends. He has strongly denied the charges against him.
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