Addressing an audience of 3,000 Likud activists, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday night accused the Left and the media “which are the same thing” of “embarking on an unprecedented obsessive campaign against myself and my family for a coup against the government.”
The party activists, led by a full roster of ministers and lawmakers, were ralllied by the party whip David Biton for a show of support Wednesday night in Tel Aviv for the prime minister, who is the subject of police probes for suspected corruption for nearly two years. No indictment has been filed, but the ongoing probes provide daily fodder for the media. The crowd punctuated his speech with enthusiastic cheers for the prime minister and boos for the media, whom he accused of “pressuring law enforcement officials to file an indictment at all costs, regardless of truth and of justice.”
Netanyahu also drew applause when he sneered: "Remember the great chorus which warned us that if we didn’t leave our homeland territories, Israel would face a tsunami and be isolated, weak and abandoned? What nonsense! The country has never been in better shape."