Young Israel Recants Statement Supporting PM Netanyahu On Merger

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The Orthodox group that defended Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s deal with the Otzma Yehudit political party says that it was not speaking for all of its member synagogues.

“The short NCYI statement released in response to two news outlet requests concerning Prime Minister Netanyahu represented my personal views and that of many on our Board but may not reflect the view of all of the Young Israel Synagogues,” the email, from Young Israel’s president, Farley Weiss, says.

On Monday, The National Council of Young Israel sent the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a statement defending Netanyahu after he orchestrated a merger between the religious Zionist Jewish Home party and Otzma Yehudit. The statement called the merger a matter of political calculus and said, “We understand what Prime Minister Netanyahu did, and he did it to have ministers of the national religious and national union parties in his coalition.”

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



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