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Netanyahu Accuses Israeli Media of ‘Orchestrated Campaign’ Against Him

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to speak to the media at the Chancellery on October 21, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
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The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused the media of conducting an “orchestrated campaign of unprecedented scope” in an attempt to bring down his government.

Netanyahu was responding to an ongoing series of leaks from within the two ongoing police investigations into him, amid allegations he tried to negotiate a quid pro quo deal with a powerful media mogul and that he and his wife received thousands of shekels worth of luxury gifts from an Israeli, Hollywood-based film producer.

“In the past few days the media has orchestrated a campaign of unprecedented scope to bring down my Likud government,” Netanyahu said in statement posted on his Facebook page. “This campaign is intended to put pressure on the Attorney General and others in the prosecution so that they will indict me.”

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