JERUSALEM (World Breaking News) – Benjamin Netanyahu is again in trouble for the words of one of his sons about a business relations of the Israeli prime minister, which were taped secretly after leaving a Naturist Club.
Channel 2 television broadcast Monday night a recording of a conversation dating, according to this television, of 2015, between Yair Netanyahu and one of his friends, the son of Kobi Maimon, one of the richest men in Israel.
The two young men, apparently drunk, are in a car with another friend, Roman Abramov, collaborator in Israel of the Australian millionaire James Packer, a driver and a bodyguard, according to the source.
It is not known what is the origin of this recording but nobody, not even Yaïr Netanyahu, has questioned its authenticity.
Yair Netanyahu talks about club women and prostitutes with vulgar language.
“My father has made 20 billion dollars from yours, so you could give me 400 shekels,” Yair Netanyahu tells Nir Maimon.
Yair Netanyahu surely alludes to an important agreement for the exploitation of gas fields discovered in the Mediterranean off the coast of Israel.
Nir Maimon’s father is a leading shareholder in Isramco, one of the companies that operate these gas fields.
These words of Yair Netanyahu are disclosed at a time when his father is questioned by his relationships with rich personalities.
In one of the investigations that affect him, Netanyahu is suspected of receiving gifts from personalities, including the Australian James Packer and a Hollywood producer, Arnon Milchan.
Yair Netanyahu, 26, apologized, saying that his words “under the influence of alcohol should not be said.”
Regarding his statements on the gas agreement, “it was a joke, anyone with a bit of common sense realised it immediately,” he said in a statement released by the press.
The leader of the Labor party, Avi Gabbay, said that this recording “is a new stain in that corrupt gas agreement,” he said on Twitter.
In a statement, the Israeli prime minister’s office does not allude to the gas agreement.
It reacts, however, to another aspect of the controversy: the presence of a bodyguard in this nocturnal exit and the little protection to the children of Netanyahu.
“The prime minister is not consulted on the conditions of the protection of his children, decided by the security services,” the statement said.