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  3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

Sarah Netanyahu Demands MK's Apology and Compensation


Sarah Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is demanding that Member of Knesset Mickey Rosenthal (Labor) apologize and pay her 50,000 shekels following the publication of an article in the Globes business publication in which Rosenthal was quoted as saying she made the hiring of a cook in the Prime Minister's Residence conditional on a promise from the cook not to get married in the next three years, according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily.

An attorney for Mrs. Netanyahu sent a letter to Rosenthal calling his remarks a blatant falsehood intended to harm the prime minister's wife. The letter said that Rosenthal sought to join the "national sport" of turning the prime minister's wife into a punching bag, where the end of personal ratings justified the means.