Break-in at former Sderot Mayor’s house sparks suspicion amid reports of Sara Netanyahu tape

Former Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal says said tape not in his possession, burglars empty handed.

March 15, 2015 14:59
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Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu

Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo credit: screenshot)


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Police on Sunday opened an investigation into a break-in overnight at the house of former Sderot mayor Eli Moyal, which he said he believes may be linked to a recording of Sara Netanyahu berating his girlfriend.

In an interview with Army Radio on Sunday, Moyal said that during the break-in at his Sderot home the thieves made off with his phone and his car, leaving the rest of his belongings untouched.

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“I know why people would want to break into my house today, everyone knows about the recording, but the burglars made a mistake,” Moyal said. “I don’t have the recording, Monique [his girlfriend] has it – it’s not in Sderot.”

A transcript of the famous phone call was published a few weeks ago, in which Netanyahu lays into Moyal for criticizing her husband during the war in Gaza.

According to the report in Ma’ariv, Netanyahu can be heard telling Monique Ben Melech, Moyal’s partner, that “your man doesn’t even reach the ankles of my man” and accused him of being jealous of the prime minster, who she said “reads many books” and is admired everywhere.

“All over the world people love Benjamin Netanyahu, so what’s his [Moyal’s] deal? Who do the people want to be prime minister, Eli Moyal? Not for one minute could he sit in the prime minister’s chair,” Netanyahu said, according to the report, adding that Moyal is jealous of her husband and that “all of the responsibility rests on my man’s shoulders, not on your man, who just runs from one studio to another and says arrogant things. Your man doesn’t reach my man’s ankles.”

The phone recording, which according to the report runs nearly a half hour, has not been released.

Moyal, a Likud member for decades, told Army Radio he will not be voting for the party in the elections, and that such disenchantment with Netanyahu’s party is very widespread in his hometown of Sderot, once a Likud stronghold.

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