The US State Department is funding the anti-government, anti-judicial reform protests in Israel, a series of tweets and retweets shared by Yair Netanyahu on Friday claim.
In one tweet shared by the prime minister's son, it was suggested that the Americans are behind the protests against the legal revolution that is taking place in Israel. This, according to the tweet, was in order to pressure the Prime Minister to reach an agreement with the Iranians.
The tweet shared by Netanyahu Jr. read: "The American State Department is behind the protests in Israel, with the aim of overthrowing Netanyahu, apparently in order to conclude an agreement with the Iranians. Is there a Shin Bet in this country?"
מארק לוין מפרסם שמחלקת המדינה האמריקאית עומדת מאחורי המחאות בארץ, במטרה להפיל את נתניהו, ככל הנראה כדי לסגור הסכם עם האיראנים.יש שב"כ במדינה הזאת??? https://t.co/fVDsARwmv7— Tamir Wertzberger - תמיר ורצברגר (@tamir_wertz) March 24, 2023
He then shared another tweet, this time adding flashing red siren emojis, drawing attention to a tweet from Mark Levin, and an attached article from the alt-right news website Breitbart, which alleged that the US State Department is attempting to topple Netanyahu's government "probably on behalf of Iran."
He followed up with a since-deleted tweet in which he wrote that the Breitbart article was a "crazy exposure from Mark Levin, presenter of a television program widely watched in America and retired Deputy Attorney General of the United States".
However, in fact, Mark Levin is the host of a talk show on Fox News that is languishing at the bottom of the rating charts in the US and was not the deputy attorney general but rather the chief of staff of the attorney general in the Reagan administration in the 1980s.
A controversial Twitter history
At the beginning of the month, the Prime Minister's son tweeted that the groups protesting against judicial reforms were domestic terrorist operatives.
"They aren't protesters. They aren't anarchists either. They are terrorists," he wrote at the time. "A violent underground has arisen here (financed by criminals and evil billionaires. This is domestic terrorism. Even if it takes time, eventually they will be prosecuted for all their crimes."