Bezeq and Walla owner Shaul Elovitch texted Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua in February 2015 that he was having problems all day with “the big one,” confirmed by Yeshua to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yeshua was testifying in the Jerusalem District court on day four of the prime minister’s public corruption trial about text messages with Elovitch relating to alleged Netanyahu concerns over positive coverage given to then-Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog.
The former Walla CEO responded: “It will be dealt with.”
Next, Elovitch texted as a reply: “All day, I am having trouble with ‘the big one’ with my issue.”
Following this, prosecutor Yehudit Tirosh asked Yeshua if Elovitch’s reference to “my issue” meant Walla, where Yeshua was CEO.
Responding, Yeshua said, “No, he was referring to issues Bezeq had with the prime minister.”
They said that Yeshua’s testimony was inadmissible because he was adding to his account to police. They also added that Yeshua could not give an estimate of what Elovitch meant.
Chen exclaimed, “We were not born yesterday!” He added that the defense believes the prosecution used its seven days of pretrial preparation with Yeshua to improperly “fix” his less specific testimony to police.
Judges Rivkah Friedman-Feldman and Moshe Bar Am showed increasing impatience with the defense’s interruptions and objections of Yeshua’s testimony.
Bar Am said that the defense must not object so often, adding, “There is no other way to do this!”
Yeshua is testifying about Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla Affair, in which Netanyahu and Elovitch are accused of a scheme of media bribery by Elovitch to help Netanyahu in exchange for the prime minister influencing government policy to benefit Bezeq, the country’s largest telecom company.
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