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Netanyahu calls allegations of improper funding ‘baseless slander’ [VIDEO]

PM responds publicly for the first time to allegations against him; State Comptroller asks to be instilled with authority of panel of inquiry, to be able to call witnesses and request relevant documents.

By Haaretz Service and Barak Ravid

March 30, 2011 | 3:28 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called allegations that some of his travels outside the country were funded by private businessmen part of an “orchestrated and organized slander campaign” against him.

The remarks, in which Netanyahu responded publicly for the first time to reports by Channel 10 about the funding sources for the his overseas trips, were made in an interview that was broadcast on Channel Two and on YouTube, in which he answered recorded questions from web surfers all over the world.

“We’re talking about all kinds of stories, most of them baseless and contaminated by hypocrisy. There are journalists that do no like that I am prime minister and are trying in their way to change that,” Netanyahu said.

Video courtesy of israelnews.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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