Ariel Jerozolimski
Ariel Jerozolimski

PHOTO ESSAY – PM Netanyahu’s trial, begun

A policewoman of the Jerusalem Special Police Patrol Unit Yasam stands on guard at the opening of the trial of Prime Minister Biniamin Netanyahu at the Jerusalem District Court

Shouting demonstrators, a huge number of policemen (and one policewoman), Shabak (Israel Security Agency) bodyguards, media correspondents, cameramen and photographers… all make for interesting pictures.

Prime Netanyahu’s supporters arranged a colorful, enthusiastic demonstration, with many participants who were tireless, shouting and singing in his favor.

Bibi is more important to them than the coronavirus rules and distance of two meters between people no longer exists at the rally.

After very hot days, temperature became colder and the sky is heavily clouded. 20 minutes before the trial opening time, a few drops of rain started to fall. I already imagine that if it starts raining at 3 p.m., Bibi’s supporters will say the sky is crying because of the charges against him.

Is the first time in the history of Israel that a serving prime minister stands on trial. After sending a president, a former prime minister, and a few ministers to jail, the legal system of the country has shown that equality before the law is real.The only privilege is he doesn’t need to take care about the parking.

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Most of the demonstrators forgot to keep the Coronavirus distance rules.

Lawyers arrive at the court.

Heavy security by the Jerusalem Police and the Israel Security Agency

The prime minister’s motorcade arrives at the Jerusalem District Court.

Local and foreign media covering, looking and hearing what’s going on inside the court.

And getting some help for a better angle.



About the Author
Born in Uruguay in 1965 and lives in Israel since 1984. Since 1990 he worked as a freelance photographer for Israeli and international media including AFP, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, Stern Magazine, El Pais, and Xinhua. In 1999 Jerozolimski joined the leading Israeli business daily, Globes,as a staff photographer till 2009. He was the chief photographer for The Jerusalem Post between 1999 and 2010. His work has been exhibited at the Berlin Museum, "Israel Under Attack" about the First Gulf War. He's also participated in a number of group exhibitions. His photos have also been featured in such books as A Day in the Life of the IDF, 24 Hours at Prison, and Photographers in the Street. In addition to his photographic work, he is a licensed tour guide in English, Spanish and Portuguese and organizes photographic tours.
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