In a recording released by Walla! "The recording contains nothing of public interest and no value whatsoever, and is nothing but sensationalist gossip, the only objective of which is continuous nasty defamation campaign against the Netanyahu family".
In the recording, Netanyahu can be heard shouting at the advisor.
Previously, in early January, Israeli television aired secretly recorded audio of Netanyahu's son and his friends after a visit to a strip club in 2015. "I'm an educated woman! Psychologist! B.A, M.A, that's it", Netanyahu stressed, demanding that the article's editor be reprimanded.
The Netanyahu family on Sunday claimed it was the victim of a "nasty defamation campaign" and lamented "the violation of all the norms of privacy" in regards to the prime minister's relatives, after an audiotape emerged of Sara Netanyahu screaming at an adviser over a publication she viewed as unflattering. "This prime minister's wife is publicly engaged every day in her professional job!" Rotem instructed the senior Foreign Affairs Ministry official to "keep a low profile" and not participate in any official ceremonies until the review into the matter has been completed.
Prime Minister Netanyahu accused the media of seeking to topple him from power.
Indeed, on the left, the national-security columnist Amir Oren, in Walla News, likened Mrs. Netanyahu to a terrorist in the way she had treated her underlings, and asked whether Mr. Netanyahu was truly unaware of this conduct, had gotten used to it or knew of it but was "indifferent to the woes of others".
However, the brief story apparently raised Netanyahu's ire because it did not mention that she was a psychologist, and contained a passage stating that "the title of prime minister's wife brings with it an obligation of civic involvement". Prime Minister Netanyahu dismissed all the allegations against his wife. "What "great discovery" was made this time?"
The Netanyahu family responded to Sunday's recording in a statement: "The secret recordings and the breach of all privacy rules for the sake of defaming the Netanyahu family, and only the Netanyahu family, has become tedious. The media prefers to hide this, along with the various public actions of Mrs. Netanyahu for the benefit of holocaust survivors, lone soldiers, children with cancer and grieving families".
But Mrs. Netanyahu's dealings with her aides have helped spawn at least one lasting political problem for her husband: One of the former aides, Meni Naftali, who won about $50,000 in damages over his treatment as the Netanyahus' housekeeper, has since gone on to lead weekly Saturday night demonstrations in which thousands of Israelis have demanded an end to Mr. Netanyahu's nine-year reign. "The recording contains no public interest and no value; it is only yellow gossip exclusively meant to continue the mean-spirited defamation spree against the Netanyahu family".