Netanyahu says the Left are out to get him
The Gaza Post | The News of Palestine – Israel
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that the Left wing and journalists are trying to overthrow him as he faces potentially career-ending corruption investigations.
the right-wing leader, in a bizarre speech at a Likud Party rally in Tel Aviv, claimed that a “left-wing and media campaign” is aiming at kicking him out of office.
In front of 3,000 reporters, he denied the claims, which said that he and his family have been involved in corruption saying there is an orchestrated campaign by opponents against him and his party.
“The media has mobilised in an obsessive campaign against my family and me, but you the voters are the ones really targeted… the people are with us,” he told the crowd.
It comes after revelations emerged last week that Netanyahu’s former chief of staff – who was under investigation for graft cases involving the prime minister – said he would turn state witness.
Ari Harow has reportedly started to giving information for the investigators about the two cases.
One case suspects that Netanyahu unlawfully received gifts from wealthy supporters.
he is also thought to have sought to make a secret deal with the publisher of top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot. which would provide positive coverage of the prime minister in exchange for scaling down the operations of the newspaper’s competitor Israel Hayom.
Speculation abounds that the scandal could force Netanyahu to step down, however, his justice minister said this week he could survive the political storm.
Netanyahu recently set his sights on pan-Arab news network Al Jazeera, ordering the communications minister to begin the process of closing its offices in Jerusalem and cut cable signals to the channels in Israel and the occupied territories.