Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday appeared to blame a US strategist working with the Blue and White campaign for being behind a report that Israel was likely behind the placement of devices in the vicinity of the White House that can capture cellphone calls.

“Yesterday you heard the lies that Israel tried to spy on the White House, a complete lie,” Netanyahu said in the Hebrew-language video.

“For them everything is kosher,” said Netanyahu referring to the Blue and White campaigin. “They are willing to do anything and don’t care if they damage this valuable asset, our relationship with the United States and my relationship with the president.”

“Everything is kosher to garner an extra few votes and bring in a left-wing government. Don’t believe these lies,” Netanyahu said.

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