Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly criticized Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich for his remarks on halacha in the state of Israel to US Congressmen.
During a speech in Jerusalem earlier this week, Smotrich had said that “we all want the State of Israel to follow the law of the Torah, we just can’t because there are people who think differently and we need to get along with them.”
Channel 12 presented footage from the prime minister’s remarks to 40 congressmen, all from the Democratic party, during which he said: “A member of our coalition, not from the Likud but from another party, has said that he would like Israel to be a halachic state. Well, that is pure and utter nonsense.
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