Sara Netanyahu, so frequently seen at the side of her husband, the prime minister, gained some unwanted media attention this week when it was disclosed that her ex-husband planned to publish a “tell-all” book about their marriage.
According to Israel’s Channel Two Television, which first reported the story, it was a photo of Sara Netanyahu looking at a classified document that prompted former husband Doron Neuberger to write the book.
According to Neuberger, he was shocked by the notion that his ex-wife is privy to matters of national security and felt it his duty to write the book — in embarrassing detail.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorney rejected Neuberger’s claim, saying that in the particular photo, Netanyahu was reviewing a personal itinerary for a trip.
Neuberger said that when the Netanyahus found out about his plans, he was offered money to destroy the draft. The Netanyahus’ version is that Neuberger demanded $1 million dollars to shut up, the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.
Neuberger and Sara divorced in 1987, after being married for seven years, and living together for two. They did not have any children.
Neuberger, 37, now lives on a kibbutz, and has two children with his current companion.
Sara Netanyahu is the prime minister’s third wife. They have two children.
Three months ago, Sara Netanyahu drew media attention when a former nanny went to the tabloids to tell how Sara tossed her out on the street after having burnt a pot of soup.
At the time, Sara Netanyahu was described as being controlling, verbally abusive and neurotically clean.
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