Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spouse Sara Thursday slammed the ‘media’s lies’ following a report that she tried to attack outgoing Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Eli Groner throughout an altercation in January.
Groner, who introduced earlier this week that he’s stepping down from the place, has denied that the incident occurred. Netanyahu has not but introduced his substitute.
Citing unnamed sources contained in the PMO, the Haaretz newspaper claimed that Sara Netanyahu develop into violently offended throughout a dispute over the funding of renovations on the prime minister’s personal residence in Caesarea, and lunged at Groner, forcing him to push her off.
After the report got here out Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu launched a video slamming the media.
In the low-quality Hebrew-language clip, which seems to have been filmed whereas visiting the mourning household of Roman Lubarsky — a soldier from an elite military unit who died after he was critically injured throughout an arrest raid within the West Bank — the prime minister’s spouse stated that the media was always blowing tales about her out of proportion.
“I have no words to describe the delirium of lies that has been going on for over 20 years,” she stated, along with her husband by her aspect. “Tendentious lies. The Israeli media is so wicked to me. The proportion shows how petty, delusional, and small this is.”
Benjamin Netanyahu stated he was ready for the day the Israeli media would write one thing true about his spouse “as a wife, mother, and daughter, as someone who does so much good for the Israeli public,” including that he would have to wait a very long time for that to ever occur.
Haaretz quoted sources within the PMO who stated that to start with of January, Sara Netanyahu requested funding to renovate the property in Caesarea. She tried to cellphone Groner however was unable to attain him. She then reportedly arrived on the PMO and confronted Groner. The sources instructed Haaretz that the dialog grew to become heated at that at one stage the prime minister’s spouse stormed in the direction of Groner, who pushed her off. Another workers member then separated the 2.
After the confrontation, Groner allegedly thought of resigning instantly. He mentioned it with Netanyahu’s bureau chief, Yoav Horowitz, who stated he would increase it with the prime minister. Horowitz promised that Netanyahu would guarantee it didn’t occur once more.
The report stated that Sara Netanyahu had requested her husband a number of occasions to fireplace Groner however the prime minister refused.