By Simon Griver, April 29, 2010
The father of Liverpool footballer Yossi Benayoun has been charged with assaulting his wife during a row on Saturday night.
Yehuda Benayoun, 57, was arrested on Sunday morning after allegedly slapping Zeri Benayoun in the face and hitting her on the shoulder. She had complained to police in the Negev town of Dimona.
Mr Benayoun claims he pushed her in retaliation and his solicitor Natalie Fourian said: "My client has done nothing wrong and is confident that the truth will come to light in court."