Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu accuses media and left of trying to oust him

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu accuses media and left of trying to remove him

Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised the media and left

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the media and his opponents on the left of trying to remove his government.

He claims they are trying to push investigators to charge him with a crime "at any cost, without any connection to the truth, without any connection to justice," according to Middle East Monitor.

Netanyahu is currently being questioned by the police about alleged bribery and conversations with an Israeli newspaper. However he has denied wrongdoing.

His wife is also being questioned about allegedly misusing official funds and local media has claimed the attorney general is ready to formally charge her.

The Prime Minister spoke at a Likud party rally which was also shown on Israeli television. He said media and the left create "endless reports and endless headlines so that maybe, maybe something will stick."

He claimed: “They demand from the law-enforcement authorities - ‘give us something, doesn’t matter what’.” He went on to joke that his pet dog could be taken in for questioning by the police.

This week the Prime Minister also said on Facebook that he won't be forced to resign.

Netanyahu has been in office for 11 years and has often faced scandalous allegations as well as inquiries from the police.

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