Netanyahu: American Non-Profit Holding Illegal Demonstrations to Remove Him From Office

“I am viewed as the barrier standing in the way of the rise of the left to power and I have to be removed.”

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu charged this week that an extremist American non-profit organization, The New Israel Fund, is behind demonstrations in Jerusalem calling upon the Attorney General to indict the Prime Minister.

Netanyahu said this week there are false claims being made by liberal media outlets regarding police claims into “the “submarine affair,” in which Netanyahu’s personal lawyer has been questioned regarding allegations of purchases of submarines from Germany. Netanyahu blasted the liberal media as utilizing “Soviet methods, noting “I am viewed as the barrier standing in the way of the rise of the left to power and I have to be removed.”

Media reports indicate that Netanyahu has claimed the protests “are illegal demonstrations financed by the NIF with the goal of putting pressure on the attorney general.”

Netanyahu noted,

"As for the submarines, the Attorney General said explicitly that there were no suspicions against me. That does not prevent the media from attacking me. This too will be shelved like other affairs. But in this case it's different, because even the officials say there is nothing. This is an attempt to create an artificial fire,” said Netanyahu, who stressed that the purchase of the submarines was an existential need for Israel. The submarines ensure the existence of the State of Israel, no less than that. I wanted six and even more, there were those who wanted five, there was an argument and a decision was made. We made the decision. Everything is documented.”

Leftist journalists, Netanyahu continued, are trying in vain to link his name with affairs with which he has no connection, adding,

"Decisions about the submarines and Germany are sensitive and are important for the future of the State of Israel. This discussion should not take place in public, it causes real harm to the State of Israel, the investigators know it, everyone knows it. They know that I am not a suspect. One thing I can say is that to use this - to endanger the security of the State of Israel in order to try to bring down a Prime Minister - and that's what's happening here, is irresponsible.”

The New Israel Fund supports a boycott of Israel, and is funded by The Jewish communal fund among others. They are an American Jewish non-profit organization.

Ronn Torossian is a Public Relations executive.