Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

Sara Netanyahu's fraud and breach of trust trial begins in Jerusalem

Accusations that Mr Netanyahu has made against the Israeli media of orchestrating a politically motivated witch-hunt against him and his wife appear to have struck a chord with his right-wing voter base, which has rallied in support of the 68-year-old leader.

The meals were ordered from gourmet restaurants between 2010 and 2013 in violation of rules that prevent those living in the prime minister's residence from ordering meals from the outside when there is a cook on staff.

It is noted that the defendant was accused of embezzlement of budget funds in the amount of 100 thousand dollars on the star chefs at the official residence of the Prime Minister. The Netanyahus have denied any wrongdoing.

The prime minister has slammed the indictment, calling the allegations against his wife "baseless and delusional".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara's trail for alleged fraug and breach of trust has begun.

Netanyahu said he had spoken with Putin and the two agreed "to meet soon in order to continue the important inter-military security coordination".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to ease tensions with Russia since the incident in which Syria downed a Russian spy plane during an attempt to retaliate against Israeli aircraft.

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According to the newspaper Haaretz, prosecutors will ask the court to hear the case by a panel of three judges, not one provided by law.

Netanyahu himself faces possible charges in separate corruption investigations, leading to speculation that he will eventually be forced to step down.

Sara Netanyahu has in the past said that her "blood has been spilled publicly".

But the case has again turned the spotlight on the Netanyahu family and past allegations of misbehavior.

"People who are anti-Netanyahu say we have one more proof".

Police have recommended Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in two cases, though the attorney general has yet to decide whether to do so.

This is the 12th time that Netanyahu, who is at the centre of five corruption cases, has been questioned by police over the allegations. Another ongoing inquiry involves the prime minister offering a different mogul to push forward government policies favourable to his telecom business in exchange for positive coverage in his news site.

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