Prime Minister Netanyahu and Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid both slammed each other Thursday night in a showdown over a corruption investigation nicknamed ‘Case 2000’.
Writing on Facebook, Netanyahu said that Lapid should be investigated by the police following reports that he would routinely meet with Yediot Aharonot newspaper publisher Arnon ‘Noni’ Mozes while he served as finance minister.
Netanyahu pointed out that Yesh Atid supported the ‘Yisrael Hayom Law’, which would have shut down the free daily and boosted Yediot Aharonot’s earnings. The prime minister also invoked reports that Yesh Atid ministers had paid Yediot Aharonot millions for hidden advertising while serving in the government.
“That’s how pressure looks. That’s how crooked priorities seem,” Lapid responded on Facebook. “The South is licking its wounds, the cost of living is at the level of Tokyo, but Netanyahu and his emissaries are busy with the question of whether I met Noni Mozes. The answer is yes, sure, why not?”
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