Netanyahus sue station over ‘Bibi Tours’ report


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have filed a libel suit against an Israeli television station for what they say is false reporting on a travel scandal.

The suit filed Tuesday against Israel Channel 10 asks for about $1 million in damages.

The Netanyahus deny the allegations in the report on the news program "HaMakor," or "The Source," that they double-billed two organizations for one trip abroad.

The lawsuit also claims that the station went forward with its report on the "Bibi Tours" scandal despite the fact that the Netanyahus provided answers to their questions.   

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