Rav Lau: Jews Who Kiss Ahmadinejad Are an Embarrassment to Us


rav-lauFormer Chief Rabbi of Israel and Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yafo Rav Yisroel Meir Lau publicly supported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu while speaking at the World Jewish Congress today in Yerushalayim’s David Citadel Hotel.

┬áRecently, Netanyahu’s stance on upcoming talks with the PA, and his building freeze policy in Yehudah and Shomron have led many Israelis and Jews abroad to vocally criticize his actions.

In response to that trend, Rav Lau said, “Externally, we must show that we are one people, one family. It is incumbent upon us to stand shoulder to shoulder. It is important to have differences of opinions, we are intelligent people and are not robots, but not on the outside – there we must speak with one voice.”

Rav Lau added that, “the demonstrations outside the [United Nations] are an embarrassment to us, and also those among us who kiss [Iranian leader Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad are an embarrassment to us. If our leaders make mistakes, it is a positive thing to meet with them privately. Our prime minister is fighting for our survival and he is going to speak with [U.S. President Barack] Obama about this. It is our duty to support him as best we can.”

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

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  1. They are much more than embarrassment. They are traitors. They place all Jews in danger. They are malshinim. (and that is speaking kindly). All Jews of conscience should dissociate from them. They should be put into Cherem. Their Mosdos should not be supported.