Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trail began Sunday, with the 70-year-old leader saying "I'm here with a straight back and my head held high."
Appearing before protesting supporters outside the courtroom, Netanyahu slammed the justice system. He ridiculed the trial as a partisan "witch-hunt" by liberals and the media to remove him from office.
The legal cloud hanging over Netanyahu has tainted three inconclusive elections between him and rival Benny Gantz.
The two have since come together to create a power-sharing government to help combat the pandemic.