Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, retweeted a tweet by Channel 20 reporter Shimon Riklin in which he claimed the media avoids speaking with Blue and White leader Benny Gantz because he is in a state of "mental collapse," on Saturday night.
לליכוד יש את הליכוד tv.— שמעון ריקלין (@Riklin10) March 30, 2019
ולגנץ יש את ערוצים 12,13.
והפעם ערוץ 12 מסכים לעשות איתו ראיון ערוך בשישי ששודר הערב.
למה לא שידור חי?
כשהיו שלושה ראיונות במקביל הסברתם שצריך להקליט לפני.
מה קרה הפעם?
מדוע אתם מסתירים שגנץ נמצא במצב קריסה ולא מעז לבוא לראיון בשידור חי?
"Likud has [Facebook page] Likud TV," Riklin said, "Gantz has Channels 12 and 13."
He then goes on to ask why Channel 12 agreed to conduct with Gantz a pre-taped interview and not a live one.
"Why do you hide that Gantz is in a state of [mental] collapse," he asked, "and doesn't dare to come to a live interview?"
The Likud has attempted to present Gantz as suffering from mental issues in the past two weeks as April elections become closer and closer.
Lebanese news channel Al Mayadeen slammed the state of Israeli politics saying it had "sunk to an unprecedented low" ahead of the April 9 elections during a special segment aired on Saturday night.
"How could [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu appoint [current Blue and White leader Benny] Gantz to IDF chief of staff," the Lebanese expert being interviewed said, "and now accuse him of having mental problems?"