Netanyahu to sue Blue-White leaders for libel over treason charge

Blue-White leaders Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon face a libel suit by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. On Friday, March 22, Netanyahu announced he had instructed his attorneys to bring a suit against them for publicly accusing him of treason in their campaign rhetoric.  He announced his decision on Facebook, asserting that the three Blue-White party leaders fighting to unseat him had crossed a red line “on matters of the greatest sensitivity to national security. Their lies are nothing less than a blood libel,” he wrote. Lapid was not named only because as a Knesset member he is immune from prosecution.

Regarding the Blue-White leaders’ allegations that he profited illicitly from Israel’s purchase of submarines from Germany, Netanyahu stated that in 2007, while a Member of Knesset outside government, he invested in a private company producing original technology. That company did not manufacture submarines, steel or even the electrodes used in manufacturing steel. This company had nothing remotely to do with building submarines. As proof that the allegations against him are absurd, Netanyahu noted: “I sold those shares in 2010, a year and a half before the first submarine deal [with the German ThyssenKrupp shipbuilders] took place on my watch. That was two years before the German company sold submarines to Egypt. There could therefore be no connection whatsoever between these occurrences.” The attorney general has ruled his decisions regarding the submarine transaction with Israel and Egypt as motivated purely by security considerations.
“And now for the most egregious lie:  Lapid, Gantz and Ya’alon accuse me, who has devoted his life to this country, of treason.” That is “unbridled incitement” which crosses every line. Shame on you!” the prime minister writes, adding that he could on no account pass over what was nothing less than a blood libel against him.

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19 thoughts on “Netanyahu to sue Blue-White leaders for libel over treason charge

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 19:36 at 19:36
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    Jail the liars

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 20:00 at 20:00
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      I am a Christian from Nigeria. I pray that the leadership of our dear Israel should never fall into the hands of any of those three men.

      • Mar 23, 2019 @ 8:16 at 8:16
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        As a Jesus believer im also praying for forthright strong leadership, no deals with
        self-interested naysayers and no deals with any not enthusiastic on building Israel on Bible foundation🙏

        • Mar 25, 2019 @ 1:52 at 1:52
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          nor the disk jockey either — to be foreign minister?? he really foreign to ministry & government too despite impressing thousands of young children who can vote. time raise voting age to about 65, should be slight improvement.

        • Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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          dünyayı kendinize düşman eden yahudiler evanjelistler protestanlar ve katoliklerdir çünkü siz tevratı tahrip edip insan eliyle yazdınız allahın ayetlerini siz değiştirerek allaha haşa büyüklük tasladınız sizi yaratan rabbinize isyan edip tevratı incili zeburu tahrib edip dünyaya kendi insan eliyle yazılmış yalan yanlış saçma düşüncelerinizi sanki dinin hükmüymüş gibi tüm dünyaya dayatmaya çalışıyorsunuz böyle yaparak dünyanın istikrarsızlığına her türlü kargaşalara sebebsiniz şürhesiz akıttığınız kanlardan sakat bıraktığınız insanların ahıyla şüphesiz allah en iyi hüküm vericidir

      • Mar 23, 2019 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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        amin afrikalı kardeşim siz kesinlikle bu katil netanyahuyu hiç seçmeyin bunun için cesaretli olun çekinmeyin kardeşim üstelik sizin paralarınızı halktan toplanan vergileri çalıyor katil netanyahu bunun farkında olun sayın israil halkı tümünüz farkında olun

      • Mar 24, 2019 @ 6:50 at 6:50
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        Well said brother

        • Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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          dünyayı kendinize düşman eden yahudiler evanjelistler protestanlar ve katoliklerdir çünkü siz tevratı tahrip edip insan eliyle yazdınız allahın ayetlerini siz değiştirerek allaha haşa büyüklük tasladınız sizi yaratan rabbinize isyan edip tevratı incili zeburu tahrib edip dünyaya kendi insan eliyle yazılmış yalan yanlış saçma düşüncelerinizi sanki dinin hükmüymüş gibi tüm dünyaya dayatmaya çalışıyorsunuz böyle yaparak dünyanın istikrarsızlığına her türlü kargaşalara sebebsiniz şürhesiz akıttığınız kanlardan sakat bıraktığınız insanların ahıyla şüphesiz allah en iyi hüküm vericidir

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 20:45 at 20:45
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    The con
    Is gone
    Can’t sting
    A king

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:17 at 2:17
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    No enemy is more vile or dangerous to the Jewish state, than the totally corroded, corrupt Israeli politics….

    • Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:44 at 12:44
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      siz bölgede ve dünyada kaos kargaşa iç savaş çıkaran bir devletsiniz halbuki allah hiçbir zaman hiçbir şekilde tevratın incilin ve zeburun ilk özüyle yani insan eliyle değiştirilmemiş özüyle iyiliği güzelliği emrederken siz insan eliyle değiştirelen ve indirildiği günden bugune nasıl tahrip edilip değiştirlildiği için siz dünyaya nefret tohumları ekiyorsunuz insan eliyle yazılan yalan yanlış bilgileri dünyaya kaos olarak dayatamazsanız

  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 3:35 at 3:35
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    I for one, I’m for the 2 state solution.

    Israelis living prosperous in state of peace and without foreign occupation on their land between Jordan and the sea; and Arabs living prosperous in a state of less terrorism and less auto-destruction, if possible, on their lands the other side of the Jordan river or all along the thousands kilometers from the Nile to the Atlantic ocean.

    Man, they have a large area, let us hope they make the right choice!

  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 9:46 at 9:46
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    siz bölgede yayılma hesapları yapmaya devam edersiniz israil asla kendi güvenliğiniz olmayacaktır buna abd ve avrupada dahil

    • Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:46 at 12:46
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      tahrib edilen tevratı zeburu incili yanlış olan bilgilerle dünyada kaos olarak yaymazsınız insan haklarına önem veriyorsanız

  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 9:49 at 9:49
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    siz zamanında sizin soydaşlarınızı katleden ingiltere ispanya faransa polonya italyadan yahudilere hristiyanlara musevilere protestanlara yaptıkları katliamın hesabını tazminat isteyerek sordunuzmu ve ya ne zaman soracaksınız

  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 15:04 at 15:04
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    IMO, if Gantz and his gang ever get elected, the special USA-Israel relationship will end. Furthermore, I fear Gantz will turn Israel into the Venezuela of the Mid-East.

  • Mar 24, 2019 @ 6:48 at 6:48
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    Well spoken

  • Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:48 at 12:48
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    siz değerli israil halkının rüşvetçi katil yolsuzluk yapan bu teröriste oy verip tekrar seçmeyeceğinizi umuyorum doğru ve bilinçli karar verin israil halkı

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