'People who murder babies don't have freedom on their minds'

In interview on Fox News, PM Netanyahu says it hurts him more when his wife is attacked than when he is.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday night, "People who deliberately murder babies or blow up buses, they don't have freedom on their minds."

His remarks came in an interview on Fox News’ OBJECTified, hosted by TMZ's Harvey Levin.

The prime minister described his wife, Sara, as “the pillar of the family.”

“She taught me something that I didn't understand the first time I was elected. The first time I was 46 years old, I had young kids, and I devoted everything to the job. The second time when I came into office, she said, 'We're going to give time to our children.' So we have Friday night dinner and before that I always read a portion of the Bible. The one rule during these weekly dinners is that there are no phones. We just talk to one another.”

“They've certainly attacked [Sara] in order to attack me, and she has great courage and great capacity to withstand that,” he continued. “It hurts me a lot more when they attack her than when they attack me.”

The prime minister told Levin that he does not use a computer or a cellular phone in his office due to security-related issues.

“If you walk into my office, you won't see a computer, you won't see a television screen, and you certainly won't see one of these cellular phones, because anyone who uses this stuff today is exposed,” he explained.

“I'm not sure that everyone would be interested in what I have to say if I were a private citizen, but I'm sure they're interested when I'm the prime minister of Israel.”

Netanyahu also said he does not want his children to follow in his footsteps, as shown in a previous excerpt of the interview released late last week.

Asked by Levin if he encourages his children to enter politics, Netanyahu responded, "No! No!", adding that he discourages his children, Noa, 39, Yair, 26, and Avner, 22, from going into politics.

"It's a very tough life," he explained.