Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given a rare and unscheduled television interview to combat allegations of improper behaviour from his rivals before April elections.
Saturday night’s interview with Channel 12 came just before he boarded a plane for Washington, where he was due to meet US President Donald Trump and address the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby.
The prime minister walked into the studio while the anchors, notified only a short while before, were presenting the evening news. Netanyahu, already under threat of indictment for separate corruption allegations, has come under renewed scrutiny in recent days over his handling of submarine deals.
His electoral opponents have repeatedly suggested that Netanyahu may have benefited financially from them which the prime minister says is completely false. Read more