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Netanyahu slams media after leak of audio reveals Israeli PM's wife screaming

This file picture shows Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attending parliament on January 31, 2017
Audio leaked of Sara Netanyahu screaming uncontrollably at a family adviser

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to a leaked recording of his wife Sara screaming at a family advisor on Monday, after the audio tape sent shockwaves through Hebrew media.

In a public post on Facebook page, Netanyahu slammed the media for publicizing the tape which he asserted was recorded in private and should have remained as such.

"I'm sure all of you have raised your voices," Netanyahu wrote. "I'm sure that if the recording had been of anyone else or anyone' else's family, the media would have said: "never mind, we are not publicizing this, it's private'"

In the 2009 tape, the primer's wife is overhead screaming at a family advisor after reading about herself in the paper.   

“Darfur refugees need help." Sara Netanyahu screams. “I do that! As a professional woman, as an ed-u-ca-ted woman! A psy-cho-lo-gist!”

She then shouts her academic credentials and demands punishments for the person she claimed slandered her in the press. Several bits of the creaming on the tape are unclear and it is not known which article she is referring to.

The tape is the latest in a series of scandals surrounding the Netanyahu family, most notably, last month, the premier's son Yair was under fire after a tape leaked revealing his activities outside a strip club.

Authorities have also opened probes into two alleged cases against Netanyahu: one, known as "Case 1,000", involves suspicions that the Netanyahu family improperly received expensive gifts from wealthy businesspeople, while the second, "Case 2,000" centers on allegations that Netanyahu negotiated a 'quid pro quo' arrangement with the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that would have limited circulation of the newspaper's main rival, Yisrael Hayom, in exchange for more favorable coverage for the prime minister.


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