Netanyahu Slams Graft Probes at UN: 'Listen to Israeli Citizens, They Want Justice'

Netanyahu spoke to journalists on Thursday at the United Nations where he talked about his and his wife Sara's police interrogations and thanked Haley for America's 'defense of Israel'

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara speak during the opening of a special exhibit on Jewish presence in Jerusalem at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, March 8, 2018.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara speak during the opening of a special exhibit on Jewish presence in Jerusalem at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, March 8, 2018. Credit: \ BRENDAN MCDERMID/ REUTERS
Noa Landau
Noa Landau
New York

NEW YORK - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to journalists on Thursday during the opening of a special exhibit on Jewish presence in Jerusalem at the United Nations headquarters, where he spoke about his and his wife Sara's police interrogations as possible criminal suspects back home. "We are being attacked all the time, every minute and every hour," Netanyahu said, "it is absurd to try to silence us, and I will tell the truth. Listen to Israeli citizens who support us and who want justice."

Netanyahu is currently embroiled in several corruption affairs dubbed Case 1000, 2000 and 4000.

In a brief meeting with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, he thanked Haley for America's "defense of Israel" and U.S. President Donald Trump's support in which he compared it to "a tsunami of fresh air."

Netanyahu added that Trump is "completely focused on the behavior of Iran, and the nuclear deal, and Iran's aggression in the region," adding that "he's [Trump] focused on the right thing, as you well know. This is what animates everyone right now, not only Israel and America, but just about everyone else in the Mideast."

"It's amazing, I mean really it was just abusive before and I think I've told you that before. I felt bad for Danny [Danon] and what he's had to put up with but it was abusive before. But it's actually starting to get a little bit better," Haley replied.

"It's what I do! I think Iran is a big focus right now and we're very concerned, and I'm very concerned for Israel," Haley added, "That’s something that we're very focused on, we see what's happening in Syria and I'd love your thoughts on that in terms of where we're going there. And Abbas was here a few weeks ago."

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