Culture Minister defends Netanyahu couple

Culture Minister Miri Regev says ministers back Netanyahu, insists couple are being slandered unjustly.

Yedidya Ben-Or ,

Miri Regev
Miri Regev
Hadas Porush, Flash 90

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) responded on Sunday morning to the reports of investigations of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu.

Regev dismissed claims that the right-wing ministers were not rushing to support Netanyahu.

"I have not heard them sit silently," Regev said. "I heard Yariv Levin (Likud) and Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) discussing the topic. The ministers support the Prime Minister completely."

"For 25 years, people have been examining Netanyahu with a magnifying glass," she said. "They haven't managed to find anything.

"What would happen if the Attorney General had not allowed Netanyahu to tell the police his side of the story? You would say he's biased, and a person friend of Netanyahu's. He's under tremendous pressure.

"It's perfectly logical that the Attorney General would be under tremendous pressure. I spoke with Netanyahu yesterday, and I heard how confident he is in himself. He's certain the investigation will not find anything.

"I say the media and politicians have an obsession with bringing Netanyahu down," Regev added. "We're not talking about an extravagant or corrupt family. They're being unjustly slandered. I've seen Sara Netanyahu many times. She's a woman who worries about her children and her husband. She's a woman who worries about the families of terror victims. She doesn't participate in political discussions. We're unjustly harming Sara Netanyahu and her family."