A curt denial


Haaretz ran a thinly sourced story yesterday claiming that Bibi Netanyahu refers to Obama advisers Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod as "self-hating Jews," so The Plum Line called Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev to see if if the report is true — and he, unsurprisingly, denied it. (Even if it was true, what was he going to say? "Oh yeah, says that all the time…"?):

We had our reporter, Amanda Erickson, contact Netanyahu spokesperson Mark Regev for comment. He denied the claim, saying: “I’ve never heard the prime minister use such language.”

Asked how it ended up in the paper, Regev brushed off the importance of the report, and snapped: “I’m at home with my family.” He then hung up.

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