Israeli ministers approve bill on $270,000 gift to Netanyahu

Israeli ministers approve bill on $270,000 gift to Netanyahu

LEGAL
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Cabinet ministers on Sunday advanced a bill that would allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep a $270,000 donation he received from a relative to pay for his legal bills as he fights corruption charges.The bill is part of a proposed overhaul of Israel's legal system by Netanyahu's new government. The plan has drawn fierce protests for over two months in Israel, the largest seen in years. Netanyahu has been on trial for charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes for almost three years. He denies wrongdoing and says the accusations are part of a "witch hunt" orchestrated by a biased media, law enforcement and justice system. Last year, Israel's high court ordered Netanyahu to pay back the funds given by a late cousin…
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