Man grilled over Lilian Peretz threats

Prisoner allegedly warned ex-housekeeper to withdraw lawsuit against PM's wife.

netanyahu and sara in poland holocaust 311 ap (photo credit: AP)
netanyahu and sara in poland holocaust 311 ap
(photo credit: AP)

A 36-year-old man was being questioned on Thursday on suspicionof making threatening phone calls to Lilian Peretz, theformer housekeeper who recently filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu'swife, Sarah.

The man, Oren Avraham, is already a prisoner at the Hadarimjail.

Regarding the latest death threat, Lilian and her husband Haim Peretz said an anonymouscaller had spoken to Haim on the phone and told him, "Your wife did notget the hint. If she does not withdraw the lawsuit within 12 hours, I will killyour children."

The caller allegedly referred to each of the four children by name.

In an earlier threat, Lilian said a man, said, "If you don'tend this whole thing in 12 hours, you will be harmed personally. This comesfrom Bibi."

Peretz is reportedly claiming NIS 374,359 for a basket of grievances,including emotional damages of 50,000.


Peretz told Yediot Aharonotthat her relationship with Sarah involved constant humiliation and an overallhostile atmosphere. According to the paper's report on the lawsuit, Netanyahuexpected Lillian to be on call 24 hours a day, and once even phoned her at 2a.m. to reprimand her for failing to properly cover a pillow.

She also charged that Sarah forced her other employees to call her “Mrs. SarahNetanyahu” and would often boast that she had a beautiful home, telling herhousekeeping staff how lucky they were to be working for the Netanyahu familyand saying she was the “mother of the State of Israel.”