Israeli minister speaks out against Netanyahu in light of response to Uvda episode

A senior-level Israeli minister criticized Benjamin Netanyahu in light of his response to the episode of Uvda focused on claims made against the prime minister and his wife, which was broadcasted last night. Meanwhile, Likud MKs and ministers voiced their support for the prime minister and his wife.
Miri Regev Photo Credit: Alex Kolomoisky/Flash 90

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the episode of the Uvda investigative program that was broadcasted last night (Monday) continues to spark outrage. A senior-level Israeli minister spoke out against the Israeli prime minister today, saying: “Netanyahu’s regular trick of calling everyone who disagrees with him a leftist is no longer working.”

In response to the senior-level minister’s comment, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev voiced her support for the Israeli prime minister: “I want to show my support for the prime minister’s wife for personally and publicly working for the good of the Israeli society despite the ugly smear campaign against her. Over the years, I’ve come to know Mrs. Netanyahu as a smart and sensitive woman who is dedicated to her family and her occupation as a child psychologist.”

Netanyahu Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Additional MKs from Netanyahu’s Likud party voiced their support for the prime minister and his family including Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely, Regional Cooperation Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara and Miki Zohar.

Earlier today, the Zionist Camp sent a letter to the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that he investigate the accusations that were brought up during the last night’s Uvda episode regarding Netanyahu’s conduct. In addition, the Zionist Camp called for Mandelblit to investigate Netanyahu’s controversial response to the episode. According to the political party, Netanyahu’s response constitutes “serious and destructive incitement and even a real threat against an independent journalist.”

In Netanyahu’s response to the episode, the prime minister harshly spoke out against Dayan, who is a prominent Israeli journalist. Netanyahu called her a “member of the extreme left.” He also said that she “has a problem with the nation.”

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