The story reinforces earlier claims dating back a decade that the Netanyahus prefer to deal with their dirty laundry overseas following similar disclosures from a top former aide-turned-state’s witness in the Netanyahu corruption trials.
Visitors staying at the White House guesthouse routinely get their laundry taken care of as a perk, but it usually only consists of a shirt or two, given their brief stays.
“The Netanyahus are the only ones who bring actual suitcases of dirty laundry for us to clean,” the Washington Post quoted a US official as saying. “After multiple trips, it became clear this was intentional.”
Netanyahu’s office denied the report in a statement, according to The Times of Israel.
“This is recycled anonymous slander from the archives of the Israeli media aimed at blotting out the historic peace agreements brought about by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump,” the statement said.
The Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, also issued a statement, telling the Post that “these groundless and absurd allegations are aimed at belittling Prime Minister Netanyahu’s monumental achievement in Tuesday’s historic peace summit brokered by President Trump at the White House.”