Netanyahu: We need English-language spokespeople to fight lies of ‘global flood of a billion Muslims’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Asked about former international media spokesman Eylon Levy, who was suspended by the Public Diplomacy Directorate in the Prime Minister’s Office and who formally stepped down today, Netanyahu says he didn’t deal with Levy’s suspension.

Netanyahu, as he did when his comments to ministers about the lack of qualified English-language spokespeople came out last week, stresses that the public diplomacy staff is doing good work.

“I meant one thing,” Netanyahu explains. “Against the global flood of a billion Muslims, many of whom are active on social networks, we’re missing forces. It’s the truth, we are few against the many.”

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