Merav Michaeli, Labor Party leader
Merav Michaeli, Labor Party leaderYoav Dudkevitz / TPS

Labor Party leader, MK Merav Michaeli, held a meeting behind closed doors with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, this morning, among other things to discuss political issues.

Yedioth Ahronoth reported that during their meeting, Labor Party leader, MK Merav Michaeli, offered her help to facilitate connections with the Democratic Party in the US, on the release of the hostages.

According to a political source involved in organizing the meeting, Sara Netanyahu complained about the attitude of the Democratic Party’s leadership to Israel.

Michaeli offered to help and claimed that she has connections in the Democratic Party and can “mediate” between the party and the Israeli government.

But that was only the beginning. According to one political source, Michaeli made it clear to Sarah Netanyahu that she would make an effort to provide a safety net for the Netanyahu leadership and would not act to topple the government.

Those close to Michaeli denied this claim. Labor Party leader Michaeli said in response: "I asked to meet with Sarah Netanyahu to ask her to promote the hostage deal. I hope that Mrs. Netanyahu will use her influence in the best way possible and promote the return of the hostages to their homes as soon as possible. Everything else is nonsense."

The Prime Minister's Office declined to comment.