Opposition head Tzipi Livni said that Prime Minister Binyamin "Netanyahu believes in propaganda and not diplomacy, so he tries to control the press," in an interview to Army Radio on Tuesday.
The comments came in response to a decision my the Knesset Economics Committee to table a request by Channel 10 to postpone its debt payments to the government for one year. A postponement would throw the channel a financial lifeline, and prevent its possible closure.
"Netanyahu took control over the broadcasting authority. He comes from an ideology that says the media is against him, so the way to avoid criticism against him and his statecraft is to control the media and turn it into a mouthpiece," Livni said.