A prime time show on Israel Army Radio, which falls under the authority of the defense minister, broadcast the following at the end of December: “I want the people of Israel to know that the elected prime minister, who is supposed to make decisions, protect our children and provide us with security, lives in an abnormal household. Just so.” This harsh comment, which was widely quoted by other Israeli media, was made by a longtime former employee in the prime minister’s residence after she testified to the police about the alleged misuse of public funds in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s homes.
“Believe me,” the employee said, “even the battery of the most powerful attorneys placed at her [Sara Netanyahu] disposal doesn't truly believe in what it is doing.” She confirmed reports that Sara Netanyahu is allegedly a heavy drinker. “I saw her in the house, not steady on her feet. I am willing to undergo a polygraph test about this,” the woman said. She is one of a host of former employees, household staff and friends who underscore the observation that the most crucial decisions affecting the people of Israel are made in “an abnormal household” on Balfour Street.