Bibi Singles Out «Israeli» TV Channels as Propaganda Platforms
“Israeli” PM Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at “Israeli” TV channels on Wednesday, calling them propaganda outlets spreading "false leaks" to the public.
In a video posted to his Facebook page, Netanyahu slammed the TV stations while warning them that leaks from criminal investigations are illegal.
“Propaganda Channels 12 and 13 will try to brainwash you every night with unending false and distorted leaks,” he said.
“Leaks from investigations are a criminal offense with a maximum three-year sentence! For the media, all means are justified to force (the installing of) a left-wing regime against the will of the public. It won’t work if you don’t let them,” Netanyahu added.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu's lawyers sent a letter to the Attorney General, requesting an investigation into media leaks about the corruption cases against him.
The letter stated that “Israel has never seen such a flood of leaks before in its history,” maybe even in the “history of the world.”
"In these circumstances, we hereby appeal to the Attorney General to order an immediate investigation of the matter,” the letter stated.
The “Israeli” media reports on a daily basis about the spat between Netanyahu’s camp and the law enforcement, often publishing sensitive information which Netanyahu claims interferes with the elections.
On Monday, a statement from the so-called “Justice Ministry” said Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will decide "in the coming days" if he will delay his announcement of a possible indictment Netanyahu until after the April 9 elections.
Reports emerged last week that Mandelblit had concluded his examination of the evidence in the most controversial of the three corruption scandals and subsequently, intended to pursue an indictment.
In what is dubbed “Case 4000”, police suspect that both Netanyahu and his wife Sara influenced regulatory decisions in favor of telecommunications behemoth Bezeq in exchange for positive coverage in major shareholder Elovitch's media outlet Walla. The case spans a period of two years, between 2015 and 2017, when Netanyahu was also communications minister.
The prosecutor had already recommended the indictment last month, with the Attorney General expected to announce his final opinion in the following weeks.
However Netanyahu -- who is still topping election polls as the favorite -- has repeatedly charged that the law does not require him to step down in the face of an indictment charge and that he has no intention of relinquishing his public-facing role.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team