Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the umbrella group for American Reform Jews, demanded on Thursday that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu show the door to his deputy foreign minister for her “ill informed and insulting views” about American Jewry.
In an explosive interview with i24NEWS on Wednesday, Tzipi Hotovely charged that most American Jews do not understand Israel because they have “never” sent their children to fight for their country and do not know how it feels to be “attacked by rockets”.
Her remarks garnered a swift and biting rebuke from Netanyahu, who said her “attack” on US Jewry “offensive” and said it does not represent the Israeli government position.
However Rabbi Jacobs, who heads the largest stream of observant Judaism in the United States, said the premier’s statement did not go far enough, arguing that while she has a “right to her ill-informed and insulting views,” they should bar her from holding diplomatic office. Read more at i24NEWS.