PM Netanyahu responds to new suit: It's an industry of fake news

PM Netanyahu slams left-wing newspaper for censoring Netanyahus' response to haredi woman's allegations.

Orly Harari,

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday morning slammed Yediot Ahronot for censoring the Netanyahus' response to a haredi woman's allegation that Sara Netanyahu abused her.

"Enough. Enough. It's the same method, the same lies, the same newspaper, and the same lawyer. No one buys this anymore. Everyone understands that this is methodical, that the point is to slander the Netanyahu family and to get money from the State. You work for a few days, quit, and then sue for nearly a quarter of a million shekels. It's really worth it!" Netanyahu wrote on Facebook.

"So here is the response we sent to Yediot Aharonot, the response the chose to censor. Please share to expose the lies in this industry of fake news."

Arutz Sheva published the Netanyahu family's response earlier on Friday:

"This is not a real suit. This is the attempt of a worker who worked for only a few days to squeeze 225,000 shekels out of the Netanyahus.

"This is just one more false claim, filled with lies, reused and recycled. Again someone is trying to get attention and money by slandering Sara Netanyahu and the Netanyahu family. There is no end to the persecution, the lies, and the character assassination.

"There is no question that important people stand behind this suit. I would not be surprised if the lawyer representing this woman is Naomi Landau, a lawyer working for the New Israel Fund who has turned the persecution of Sara Netanyahu into her profession. I would not be surprised if she is connected to Meni Naftali, the former caretaker of the Netanyahu residence who is leading a campaign vilifying the prime minister.

"The slander in the suit is imaginary. To understand how absurd this suit is, all you have to do is look at the calendar. Out of the entire short time she was employed - one month - the Prime Minister and his wife spent ten days in South America.

"Of the other days, there were Shabbats (Sabbaths, when no one works), Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), the day preceding Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Yom Kippur itself. On all of these days, the woman did not work in the Prime Minister's residence. Of those days that are left, there are only a few days in which she could have seen Sara Netanyahu. The amount of time this woman spent with Sara Netanyahu is much shorter than what she wrote in her suit."




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