Young Likud candidate starts fundraiser for Netanyahu's legal defense

"The prime minister should be dealing with security issues and winning the upcoming elections, not how to fund his legal defense."

January 23, 2019 14:06
Moshiko Passal

Moshiko Passal. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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 analysis 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


Likud Knesset candidate Moshiko Passal, a member of the Young Likud faction, started a fundraiser initiative for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's legal defense against public corruption charges, according to a statement to the press Wednesday.

"The prime minister should be dealing with security issues and winning the upcoming elections, not how to fund his legal protection," Passal claimed. "It is absurd that the prime minister needs to concern himself with submitting applications for permits to finance legal representation. There is no law preventing a public fundraiser for people who wish to contribute to Netanyahu with more than just support in the elections."

Passal's initiative is a response to the report that State Comptroller Joseph Shapira has referred a case to the attorney-general in which  Netanyahu received $300,000 from his cousin and tycoon Natan Milikowsky to pay for his legal defense, allegedly without the proper approval.

Passal also claimed that the police and prosecution have wasted a NIS 250,000 of taxpayers' money on the case.

Related Content

Leonardo DiCaprio
June 17, 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in favor of Bar Refaeli?


Cookie Settings