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Daily Israel Report

Another Housekeeper Quits PM's Residence

The housekeeper who replaced Manny Naftali, who is suing the Netanyahus, resigned too after several months. PMO: This is untrue.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 3/21/2014, 10:56 PM

The Netanyahus
The Netanyahus
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Days after the former housekeeper of the family of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu filed a lawsuit against the Netanyahus, Channel 10 News reported on Friday that another housekeeper quit his job after only several months.

According to the report, the housekeeper who quit replaced Manny Naftali, who is asking for one million shekels from the Netanyahu family in the lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Friends of the former employee, who prefers to stay out of the limelight and not be exposed to the media, told Channel 10 that he had made similar claims to those of Naftali, mainly about unreasonable demands by the Netanyahu family.

The Prime Minister’s Office responded to the report by saying that the claims were untrue.

Sources close to the Prime Minister’s Office told the channel that in the past five years, scores of employees have resigned from their jobs in the Prime Minister's Residence, including housekeepers, cooks, cleaners and drivers. In almost all cases, the sources said, the claims raised by these employees were similar and revolved around the pressure exerted by the Netanyahus.

In his lawsuit, Naftali claims that he was employed under poor work conditions, that the prime minister did not meet the obligations due to his employees under contract, and that he had not received compensation for work hours and overtime.

The lawsuit particularly focuses on Sarah Netanyahu, who Naftali says had caused friction by, among other things, waking him up at 3:00 am to yell at him about buying milk in bags and not in cartons.

While some of the allegations in the lawsuit may have been exaggerated, some analysts have said that the claims establish a pattern of behavior by Sarah Netanyahu, who has been the subject of many press assaults over the years.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)