Israel PM Aide To Resign Over Sexual Harassment


Salon Staff
February 19, 2012 7:27PM (UTC)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Justice Ministry says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief of staff will resign under a plea agreement in which he admited to sexually harassing a female employee.

The ministry said Sunday that Natan Eshel, a close confidant to Netanyahu, will step down by the end of the month.

Advertisement:

The statement says that under the plea deal, Eshel admitted to harassing a female worker in the prime minister's office by taking photos of her, reading her private e-mails and other "unbefitting and unacceptable" behavior.

Eshel will also be reprimanded and banned from public service.

Netanyahu's office declined comment.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •