MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), who said that “the Palestinians were here before us” at a Haaretz peace conference yesterday and stated that he is closer politically to the Left than to the Right, addressed the controversy his remarks caused Tuesday.
“I stated my position,” Gafni said. “They told me I am hurting the haredi communities. If they are reffering to Chabad hasidim, only a minority of a minority is voting for us, and that too is because of my activity with Chabad.”
Gafni added, “We do not belong to the left, they always hurt everything dear to us, and if there are people who are not intelligent, then listen to what I said and then respond.” Read more at Ha’Aretz.