On Friday, September 8, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to the decision to present his wife Sara Netanyahu charged with fraudulently obtaining benefits in the «case of the Prime Minister’s residence».
According to him the claim made against Sarah Netanyahu, «is absurd, and it is proved that they have no justification.» «Sara Netanyahu is a brave and honest woman, whose actions always conform to the norms. A sharp increase in expenditure in the Prime Minister’s residence was the result of misconduct problematic caretaker Menny Naftali, criminal possidetis and a liar» — said in a statement.
According to the Prime Minister, the average monthly expenditure for ordering products and Lunches in a time when Meni Naftali held the position of caretaker, was five times higher compared to the average monthly consumption within four years after the departure of Naftali.
According to the version of Netanyahu, Naftali put forward groundless accusations against his wife to escape punishment for the violations that he committed. The Prime Minister also believes that his family has a biased attitude. «Any of the preceding Prime Ministers do not find fault, even when other heads of government have spent such money on a meal, and often exceeded them,» he said.
Earlier Netanyahu declared that his wife will not go for a plea deal and will plead guilty to something she didn’t commit.