>> The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a judge on Sunday for the first hearing over charges of fraud leveled against her. Sara Netanyahu is accused of using more than $100,000 of state money to pay for meals supplied by restaurants, bypassing regulations that prohibit the practice if a cook is employed at the home.
A government employee is also charged in the case. Netanyahu denies any wrong doing. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison. The prime minister, who is embroiled in his own corruption investigations, has called the allegations against his wife absurd and unfounded. Sara Netanyahu has faced legal troubles before in 2016, a Jerusalem labor court ruled that she had insulted and raged at a household staff in the Prime Minister's official residence.