Former Netanyahu aide testifies in ex-PM’s corruption trial

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, third from left, is flanked by lawyers before testimony by star witness Nir Hefetz, a former aide, in his corruption trial at the District Court in east Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)

JERUSALEM — A ex-aide to Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday took the stand in the former Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial, describing his boss as a “control freak” who was obsessed with the way he and his family were portrayed in the media.