Former Labor party leader Isaac Herzog called fellow party member Shelly Yachimovich a “bitch,” according to correspondence that emerges in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial.
The correspondence between Herzog and Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua also saw the ex-Labor chief offer to dictate a headline on the Walla news site following the 2013 Labor primaries, when he defeated his opponent Yachimovich.
Yeshua told Herzog: “Congratulations! Don’t hesitate to [ask me for] assistance on any matter.”
And Herzog replied: “Thanks. I would be happy if the headline would read, ‘Overwhelming victory for Herzog despite the attacks against him.’ I must show control and sideline the bitch.”
Herzog — who is currently running for president — apologizes for the remark. “Shelly and I have discussed that period numerous times and moved on, but I would like to apologize to her, and publicly, for the unnecessary comment.”