Yair Netanyahu’s Vanishment Cements Him in Israel’s Political Sphere

Netanyahu’s Son Disappears

Yair Netanyahu’s disappearance from the public eye more than two weeks ago, only to show up halfway around the world, has sent Israel’s rumor mill into overdrive, with various insinuations that he is in some sort of rehab or was sent away by his parents, who finally snapped. The prime minister’s son inhabits a murky space in Israel’s public arena, somewhere between public figure and unabashed mudslinger, switching between the two as it suits.