Lapid in response to Netanyahu's libel suit threat: Sue me

"Gantz, Lapid and Ya'alon calling me a 'traitor' is a severe incitement that must not be ignored, their lies crossed a red line of the most sensitive issues relating to Israel's security."

By ALON EINHORN
March 22, 2019 20:27
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Netanyahu and Lapid

Netanyahu and Lapid. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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"Sue me!" Blue and White leader Yair Lapid responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that he intends to file a libel suit against Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya'alon on Friday.

Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page a video in which he claimed to have instructed his lawyers to file a libel suit against Blue and White leaders Gantz, Lapid and Ya'alon.

"Gantz, Lapid and Ya'alon calling me a 'traitor' is a severe incitement that must not be ignored," Netanyahu wrote. "Their lies crossed a red line of the most sensitive issues relating to Israel's security."



Lapid responded in a video of his own, where he tells the Prime Minister that he is removing his immunity and allows Netanyahu to sue him.



"Sue me!" Lapid said. "None of us called you a traitor, and you keep spreading your lies. I am removing my immunity so you could sue me so go ahead."

The Prime Minister's remarks come as a response to the comments made by Blue and White leaders on Wednesday regarding his role in the submarine scandal, in which Ya'alon even said that “The issue is so important that it could end up to have been betrayal.”

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