A senior government official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s entourage claimed that the mass protests against the government’s controversial judicial overhaul were partially funded by the Biden administration.
According to him, the protest in Israel is financed and organized with millions of dollars. "We are following what is happening. This is a very high-level organization. There is an organized center from which all the demonstrators branch out in an orderly manner,” the senior official said. “Who finances the transportation, the flags, the stages? It’s clear to us.”
Another member of the premier’s entourage confirmed that the senior official was referring to the United States, The Times of Israel reported.
The statements by the top official and others close to the premier are a sign of the difficulties Benjamin Netanyahu is facing in his government’s relations with the U.S., with the official response seemingly being to lash out at Washington, according to the article.
Over two months since entering office, Netanyahu has yet to receive an invitation to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House for “a number of reasons,” according to a senior Israeli official.