Israel’s chief editor, Amos Regev, has resigned as prime minister because of recent bitter disagreements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s daily Yisrael Hayom reported Sunday.
Sources in the press reported that the replacement of Regev Bbismot came because of his sharp dispute with Netanyahu, following the corruption cases accused of the latter.
Regev worked in several positions in the Israeli press. When Israel Hayom was founded in 2007, he was appointed editor-in-chief and close to the American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who founded the newspaper and funded it to serve Netanyahu’s policy.
Israel Hayom provided positive and supportive press coverage to Netanyahu on all issues and issues since its establishment until today, prompting many politicians to assert that they constitute prohibited propaganda for the Israeli Prime Minister and objected to its free distribution, which has become the most widespread in Israel.
At the end of 2014, Netanyahu dissolved his government and headed for early elections against the backdrop of a draft law banning the distribution of the paper free of charge.
In the past year, there were reports of disagreements between Regev, Netanyahu and his advisers. In one case, Regev rejected a request by Netanyahu’s spokesman, Ran Peretz, to include a journalist in Netanyahu’s entourage instead of journalist Shlomo Tsinsana, because the latter criticized Netanyahu.