That Sarah Netanyahu, eh?

By gordon bennett
January 16, 2010

Last time hubby was PM, she fired a nanny because she allegedly burned the family soup. Now it appears that Sarah'le has been getting uppity with the new housekeeper.
According to Yediot Achronot, a 44-year-old woman who worked as housekeeper for the Netanyahu family for six years recently filed a lawsuit against Sarah.
"Sarah Netanyahu abused me, paid me a salary lower than minimum wage, failed to pay my social benefits, forced me to work during Shabbat - even though I observe Shabbat - and made me call her 'Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu'," the former employee was quoted as writing in the lawsuit.
The plaintiff, a married woman named Lillian with four children, reportedly claims that her relationship with Sarah involved constant humiliation and an overall hostile atmosphere.
Netanyahu's wife is said to have expected Lillian to be on call 24-hours a day, and according to the report, once even phoned her at 2 a.m. to reprimand her for failing to properly cover a pillow. In addition, the former Netanyahu housekeeper claims Sarah would call her in to work over the weekend, making her desecrate the Sabbath.
She said Sarah also forced her other employees to call her "Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu" and would often boast that she had a beautiful house, telling her housekeeping staff how lucky they were to be working for the Netanyahu family and saying she was the "mother of the state of Israel."


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Interestingly, the very well-connected Ben Caspit wrote in Maariv that most Israeli journalists were hiding the truth about Sarah'le's shenanigans: that she rules the roost at home and makes sure he appoints the "right" people to his bureau. Caspit implies that when Bibi has to cancel something due to "illness" -- like last month's scheduled joint Israeli-German cabinet meeting (which took place today) -- or some other excuse, it's usually because "Mrs Sarah Netanyahu" wants something done at home or in the office.
While Bibi's advisers say it's all part of Yediot's ongoing war with Yisrael Hayom, the pro-Netanyahu daily freebie dubbed the Bibiton (Bibipaper) -- Caspit says that her actions and his compliance prove that Netanyahu isn't fit for office.
This all might be a quid pro quo for Netanyahu being a bit of a naughty boy in the past, when he was forced to go on live TV to admit having an affair with one of his advisers. Former El Al Trolly-dolly Sarah didn't like that. Not one bit.


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