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Netanyahu denies scandal allegations as ‘nonsense,’ ‘lies’

During parliamentary Question Time in the Knesset, Netanyahu denies allegations and accusations published in media reports according to which his son was given a passport under an assumed name, had a bank account in Panama under that name, and had transferred funds to that account.

“There is no passport, there is no Panama, there is no account,” he says in response to a question on the subject by Zionist Union MK Yael Cohen-Paran.

He calls the accusations against him in that and other alleged affairs “nonsense” and “lies.”

Netanyahu says, “in this case as well, there is no fire, there is no smoke, there is only hot air. A lot of hot air.”

He adds: “Spoiler alert. Nothing will come of this, because there’s nothing in it.”

— Marissa Newman

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