Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases against him opened on Sunday at the Jerusalem district court, marking the first time in the state's history that a sitting prime minister stands trial on criminal charges. In remarks before the proceedings began, Netanyahu declared the investigation and charges against him tainted, and an attempt by the left-wing and the media to topple him and right-wing rule. 

KAN's Naomi Segal asked Prof Yuval Shany, of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Vice President of Research at the Israel Democracy Institute about Netanyahu's statements before entering the courtroom, and what lies ahead in the trial.