Netanyahu's son says he'd 'prefer' if Muslims left Israel

Netanyahu's son says he'd 'prefer' if Muslims left Israel
Yair Netanyahu - a son of Israel's prime minister - has caused controversy once again with remarks about Muslims on his Facebook page.
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15 December, 2018
Yair Netanyahu [R] has made headlines before for his controversial remarks [Getty]

The son of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said this week that Israel will not see peace until either all the Muslims or all the leave - adding that he would prefer if all the Muslims left.

Yair Netanyahu made the remarks in a Facebook post on Thursday:

"There will not be peace here until:

1. All the Jews leave the land of Israel.
2. All the Muslims leave the land of Israel," he posted.

"I prefer the second option," he added in the Hebrew language message.

As of Friday, the post received over 750 reactions, the majority of which were supportive of the remarks.

In another seemingly related post, he added: "Do you know where there are no terror attacks? In Iceland and Japan. Coincidentally there's also no Muslim population there."

Yair, 27, has often made headlines in Israel and across the world for his controversial remarks and exploits. Earlier this year the younger Netanyahu caused further problems for his scandal-stricken father when an audio recording of him drunkely bragging about prostitutes and a $20 billion deal was broadcast by Israel's Channel 2.

"Speaking of prostitutes, what's open at this hour?" he is heard asking one of his friends in the recording. "It's possible the waitresses there go with the flow."

In another part of the recording, Yair is heard making references to his father's dealings to the son of Israeli tycoon Kobi Maimon.

"My dad arranged $20 billion for your dad, and you're whining with me about 400 shekels," he is heard saying, referring to money borrowed while in a strip club.

Binyamin Netanyahu has also come under the spotlight for alleged corruption following a police probe into claims of against the prime minister.