Former Walla CEO: Netanyahu’s adviser would boast news outlet was in PM’s pocket

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Yeshua says it was a known fact that the Walla news site was giving skewed coverage in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Sometimes we would hear comments by [Netanyahu’s media adviser] Nir Hefetz that he’d tell people that ’we don’t have to fight with Walla because Walla is his,’” Yeshua says, referring to the premier.

“It was clear that we were a website that did what the Prime Minister’s Office asked,” he says.