Alwaght- Son of Israeli Regime's premier, Yair, has revealed that his father, Benjamin Netanyahu, helped push through a $20bn deal to the benefit of a gas tycoon, audiotape recorded outside a strip club suggests.
According to Haaretz, Yair Netanyahu was recorded in 2015 boasting to Ori Maimon, the son of Israeli tycoon Kobi Maimon, about how his father's efforts profited the Maimon businesses. The younger Netanyahu remarked that Maimon was being cheap about paying for a prostitute after the Israeli prime minister had pushed a controversial gas bill through the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) that would lead to profit for the Maimons.
“Bro, you got to spot me. My dad made an awesome deal for your dad, bro, he fought, fought in the Knesset for this, bro,” said Yair to Ori Maimon, the son of the gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, outside the club. “Bro, my dad now arranged for you a $20bn deal and you can’t spot me 400 shekels?,” added Yari.
Yair, now 26, can also be heard talking about strippers and how much money he and his friend have spent on them.
In the past, Yair had drawn media criticism over his lifestyle which is financed at the expense of taxpayers.
The recording was leaked at a time when Netanyahu is involved in two separate corruption cases, and investigators have questioned him multiple times.
The cases involve allegations that Netanyahu received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen and negotiated a deal with a newspaper owner for more favorable coverage. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Congress president and Netanyahu’s long-time ally, Ronald Lauder, had given the premier and his son gifts, including expensive suits. The accounts prompted Israeli police to interrogate the prime minister.
Netanyahu is currently under probe over suspicions that he accepted 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran for campaign funds during the 2009 elections.
There are also calls for Netanyahu to be investigated for his role in a billion-dollar deal to purchase three submarines from German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH.
In a statement to the television channel, a spokesman for the Netanyahu family said the recording was a “witch-hunt” meant to undermine the prime minister.
“No other member of the family of any other prime minister, including members of a family who demonstrated against IDF soldiers during a military operation, has been covered with such nastiness,” the statement said, in reference to one of Ehud Olmert’s children who demonstrated against Israeli regime's military in 2006.
The statement said the taped conversation took place “two and a half years ago between young people who were drinking. These things do not deserve to be broadcast on a program of cheap gossip, let alone on a central news program.”