Ex-MK pushes back on Sara Netanyahu’s claim that he called for her murder

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Former MK Yair Golan attends a protest against the government organized by the Movement for Quality Government, in Tel Aviv on December 17, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/ Flash90)
Former MK Yair Golan attends a protest against the government organized by the Movement for Quality Government, in Tel Aviv on December 17, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/ Flash90)

Former Meretz deputy minister Yair Golan denies that he threatened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife while she was trapped by protesters while visiting a Tel Aviv hair salon on Wednesday.

“I didn’t say it!” Golan, who confirmed he was at the protest site last night, told The Times of Israel shortly after Sara Netanyahu released a video claiming that Golan called for her “murder.”

“It’s spin. This is a transparent attempt by Netanyahu to gain empathy against the background of his destructive moves,” Golan adds.

“It’s time to finish the mission,” the premier’s wife claims Golan said, in a video released this evening by her husband’s Likud party. “And what is ‘to finish the mission,’ it’s to call for my murder,” she adds.

Netanyahu also calls attention to several threats against her family’s security in recent weeks.

“If they come through, I felt that they’ll just kill me,” she says of the broader protest group, claiming there was “a lot of violence.”

No violence was reported, despite thousands converging on the site, amidst a “day of disruption” held by tens of thousands of protesters against the government’s plan to sideline the judiciary.

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