Naftali Bennett claims the previous prime minister warned about his ‘propaganda machine’ as Bennett tried to oust him
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett informed Haaretz that his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened to unleash his propaganda “machine” in opposition to him. The alleged risk got here when it turned clear that Bennett could be forming a rival coalition authorities that will push the longtime chief from energy.
The incident apparently occurred throughout a gathering final Might, a month earlier than the present authorities got here to energy. Describing the interval because the “mom of all battles,” Bennett informed the newspaper that Netanyahu issued the threats when he “realized that I didn’t intend to let him drag Israel right into a fifth election.”
“If I perceive accurately what you’re going to do, you need to know that I’m going to show my complete machine on you, the military,” Bennett quoted Netanyahu as warning him. He added that the previous PM “demonstrated” how he would “ship the drones” at him by making an plane bomb dive movement together with his arm.
He was speaking about his military of bots, the [online] teams, his individuals on the radio, tv and the social media networks.
The PM elaborated throughout interviews with different Israeli media shops, telling information web site Walla that Netanyahu had “constructed one of the efficient propaganda machines ever” that “invents tales at an insane tempo.” He supplied for example how he apparently “came upon my mother is Catholic” by means of one such story.
“There’s a machine right here that produces poison and hatred… with a radio station and tv station, hundreds of bots and teams that invent fully pretend [news] and push it on social media,” Bennett informed information outlet Ynet, including that “all the things is within the service of 1 man.”
His contentious assembly with Netanyahu was the figuring out issue for Bennett’s determination to defect to the rival camp, Haaretz reported. Bennett informed the paper that it made him “[realize] that all the things was resting on my shoulders” and spoke about not understanding “how the nation would come out” of the cycle of elections and failed governments “if I didn’t take the choice.”
Bennett additionally accused Netanyahu of “spreading chaos, hysteria and a scarcity of religion” within the authorities, The Occasions of Israel reported, including that the PM additionally claimed to have saved the nation from “falling into the abyss.”
In response to the revelations, Netanyahu’s Likud occasion has launched an announcement accusing Bennett of “panicking” after having “failed on the coronavirus, financial system and safety.”
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