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Ex-nanny sues Netanyahus

JERUSALEM, Dec. 26 (JTA) — A former nanny for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s two young sons is suing the prime minister and his wife for $36,000 in back pay. The South African-born Tanya Shaw, 21, said in a petition to the Jerusalem labor court that Netanyahu and his wife Sara had not paid her extra wages for overtime and for work on the Sabbath during her six months of employment. A lawyer for Sara Netanyahu said the former employee had no right to make the claims under her contract and that the suit was being filed out of spite. When she was dismissed in July, Shaw said in media interviews that Netanyahu had literally tossed her out on the street for burning a pot of soup. Shaw described her former employer as being obsessed with cleanliness.