The former prime minister denounced a 'conspiracy plot' hatched against him by the judicial institution

Israel’s former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's defense lawyer, Boaz Ben Tzur, told judges on Thursday that his client wanted the charges against him in “Case 4000" to be dropped, "on behalf of protection of justice."

Netanyahu is suspected of having granted government favors worth millions of dollars to the boss of the Israeli company Bezeq, Shaul Elovich, in exchange for favorable media coverage from one of the group's media, the Walla website. 

The lawyer’s request comes after a similar one filed by Elovich earlier on Wednesday. Judge Michal Agmon then considered that the indictment was not based on any sufficient basis to qualify for "the breach of trust and the denunciation of crimes" in question.... Read More: i24