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Netanyahu to call impromptu meeting over 'damning media report' that could lose him election

The meeting will take place on Saturday [Getty]

Date of publication: 14 September, 2019

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will call an emergency meeting over a media report that could cost his Likud party the elections.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an emergency meeting prior to the elections to “ensure that there is no further theft in this election.”

Netanyahu will meet with Central Elections Committee Chairman and Supreme Court Chief Justice Hanan Meltzer, according to Israeli news outlet Maariv.

Likud said the “grave findings of the Kalman Liebskind investigation” indicate that the election was “stolen” from Netanyahu.

Liebskind, an Israeli journalist, wrote an article that the Tel Aviv electoral body has skewed itself in favour of Netanyahu’s victory.

In his article, which Maariv will publish in full on Saturday evening, Liebskind writes "those responsible for the purity of the Israeli elections should not be entrusted with this sacred work.

"The Central Election Commission Chairman, Hanan Meltzer, at best did nothing to check forgeries [reported] in the previous election, and in the worst case, fought with all his might, for his own reasons, so that counting errors discovered - would not be corrected."

According to Israeli media, tourism minister Yariv Levin, justice minister Amir Ohana, strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan and Likud representative on the Knesset committee, MK David Bitan wil also attend the meeting. 

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