Netanyahu Responds to Investigations

Likud Allies Ready to Go on the Offensive

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14 Jul 2017 (All day)
Netanyahu Responds to Investigations
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting with his political allies on Thursday evening to address several ongoing investigations into his personal and professional conduct, related most notably to allegations of impropriety in the purchase of submarines from Germany and improper relationships with telecom giant Bezeq. “There is a political campaign of politicians and the press who have come together to topple me and the Likud government,” Netanyahu said. “Behind the mud-slinging there are no facts. The opposite is true.”

Ministers Miri Regev, Tzachi Hanegbi, Ofir Akunis, Yuval Steinitz, Yariv Levin and Ayoub Kara, and MKs Yoav Kisch, David Bitan, Miki Zohar, and Amir Ohana attended the meeting and heard Netanyahu demand that they be more aggressive in defending him against the allegations.

“We are going on the offensive,” said Zohar. “We’re tired of all unforgivable slander aimed at the prime minister. We have clear data that the prime minister has nothing to do with any of the ongoing scandals. It is time to stop blaming him for everything that goes wrong in the country. The unreasonable position whereby the prime minister is guilty until proven otherwise, must cease.”

 

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