Netanyahu Supporters Donate Over NIS 1 Million Within Hours: “Bibi Will Never March Alone!”

10

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

News reports about a pending plea deal for opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, which would essentially end his political career, have been met with dismay by ardent Bibi supporters.

According to reports, it is likely that the deal will include an admission of moral turpitude, banning the 72-year-old former prime minister from holding political positions for seven years.

Channel 14 News journalist Yinon Magal decided to take action and opened a crowdfunding site on Sunday morning to help assist Netanyahu with his legal fees in a bid to prevent him from signing a plea deal and ending his political career.

“Friends, it’s coming,” Magal wrote on Twitter. “The crowdfunding site to fund the Netanyahu trial. He doesn’t stand there alone. And this is the least we can do to express it.”

“We’re embarking on this crowdfunding due to the understanding that the Netanyahu trial is the result of an attempt to convict the leader of the right-wing camp at any price and distance him from the leadership of the State. The trial isn’t just Netanyahu’s and he doesn’t sit there alone – it’s a trial of the entire right-wing camp.”

The initiative was wildly successful beyond anyone’s expectations, raising well over 1 NIS million within a few short hours. As of Sunday at about 7 p.m., the sum, rapidly increasing every minute by hundreds and sometimes thousands of shekels, was almost NIS 2 million. Readers are invited to check out the current sum at: https://givechak.co.il/Bibi_Netanyahu?ref=r1

B’Chadrei Chareidim made a video of the site on Sunday morning as thousands of donors increased the sum to half a million shekels within an hour and a half:

Magal added that he did not consult with Netanyahu before launching the site. “I didn’t ask his opinion,” he wrote. “I just assume that even for a wealthy person, an expense that can reach tens of millions is a very heavy burden. And for someone who thinks he is struggling there, also for me, it’s the least I can do.”

Donors not only were generous in opening their pockets but some did so with a sense of humor as well, signing their names on the site as “Naftali Bennett,” Ayelet Shaked,” “Gideon Sa’ar,” and “Avichai Mandelblit.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


10 COMMENTS

  1. Accusing a politician of being guilty of “moral turpitude” is a bit of an oxymoron…..sort of like charging a chazer with poor personal hygiene.

  2. It is illegal for Netanyahu to accept this money unless he steps down from his political position.
    I wonder what will happen with the money?

  3. “I wonder what will happen with the money…”

    Bibi has already pledged that all the funds raised in his name will be donated to several mosdos and gemachim that work on rehabilitation of former politicians and helping them start a new life as productive members of society.

  4. Gadol > rehabilitation of former politicians

    great idea, not sure it would work. Do we know of politicians going into an honest business? Some give expensive speeches, become lobbyists, open fake charities, or join company boards, but do you know of a politician using his developed skills to start a high tech company? I think at best, there are rare some that went to do same thing they did before office: Truman? Ben Gurion retiring to a farm, Shamir living modestly, I am sure there are others.