Netanyahu: Israeli media campaign against me ‘almost unprecedented’

Raffi Wineburg

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the country’s media of waging a purposeful campaign against him.

Speaking to his own Likud Party on Thursday, Netanyahu claimed that there was a “huge media campaign in support of politicians who don’t support me,” he said, according to the Times of Israel.

Netanyahu added that the “almost unprecedented” campaign was designed to “transfer power to the left.” He was likely referring to the union made between former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Israel’s Labor Party for the elections in March.

Netanyahu did not specify the media outlets that he believed were campaigning against him.

Livni, who heads the left-of-center Hatnua party, made the announcement of the new center-left slate with Labor chairman Issac Herzog on Wednesday. Netanyahu fired Livni and former Finance Minister Yair Lapid this month.