Sara Netanyahu in court: My character is being butchered

Prime minister's wife is being sued by former employee who claims he was abused.

October 29, 2015 19:46
1 minute read.
Sara Netanyahu

Sara Netanyahu. (photo credit: ZIV KOREN)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Sara Netanyahu rejected claims of poor treatment by a former employee while testifying at the Jerusalem Labor Court on Thursday.

"The atmosphere at the [prime minister's] residence is very good. It's all a bag of lies. My work relations are excellent. I treat the employees in a pleasant and cultured way," the prime minister's wife said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Netanyahu is being sued by former employee Guy Eliyahu for poor treatment. Eliyahu has claimed that while working at the residence, the prime minister's wife abused him, and is demanding NIS 500,000 in compensation.

The prime minister's wife also referred to former employee Meni Naftali, who is suing the Netanyahu family for labor-law violations.

"Since Meni left, the relations at the Prime Minister's Residence have improved and the shouting is gone," she said. "The serious thing is that a crooked and wretched man is sullying my name. My character is being butchered."

Last month, Eliyahu testified against Netanyahu, presenting a variety of examples of the poor treatment he received as an employee.

He accused Netanyahu of asking “me to bring her food, and when I would return with the requested food she would accuse me of trying to make her fat.”


Eliyahu said that on one occasion, he was called back to the residence “after midnight, just so I could heat up a bowl of soup for Mrs. Netanyahu.” He said that he was reprimanded by Netanyahu and told that he must come back to the residence no matter the hour if she wanted food.

Yonah Jeremy Bob contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

October 16, 2018
From Bronze Age to First Temple: Archaeological site set to open in Hebron