Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Goes On Offensive Against ‘Fake News’ – Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday went on the offensive against “fake news” in the Israeli media implicating him in alleged corruption cases. “The ‘fake news’ industry has reached a record level. The aim is to secure indictments, at whatever price and quickly, against me,” he told a meeting of activists of his rightwing Likud party near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport. Netanyahu was borrowing a term coined by US President Donald Trump, a darling of the Israeli right, to denigrate the media.
The premier has come under increased pressure since a former chief of staff, investigated in graft cases involving the premier, agreed to turn state witness.