Netanyahu condemns Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely's remarks disparaging American Jews

25 Novembre, 2017, 00:47 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Netanyahu condemns Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely's remarks disparaging American Jews

In her interview, Hotovely argued that most Jews living outside Israel, especially in the USA, lead "convenient" lives and do not understand the complexity of the region. But Hotovely's remarks appeared to dig further than normal by questioning the commitment of American Jews to their own country, an idea that Jewish groups in the US say is an anti-Semitic trope.

Hotevely walked back her remarks somewhat on Thursday, saying that she was trying discuss the complexity of life in Israel under the persistent cloud of terrorism, reports left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz. A lot of them are having quite convenient lives.

In a Hebrew-language video statement posted on Facebook later in the day, Hotovely said, "If any of the lone soldiers in Israel were hurt because they thought I directed my comments at them, I certainly did not direct my comments at any such soldier who serves in the Israel Defense Forces".

She added that one of her goals is to "bring American Jews closer to Israel..."

In the interview, she also mentioned that U.S. Jews don't visit the Western Wall, which is now at the center of a controversy between Israel and Jews around the world over the creation of a non-Orthodox prayer site. "There is no room for such attacks and these comments do not represent Israel's position", he said.

Furious David Moyes 'read riot act' to West Ham striker
West Ham went close to snatching a winning goal in stoppage time through Andre Ayew, whose bicycle-kick sailed just over the crossbar.

TCU beats Baylor, to face Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship game
Multiple players from Baylor and TCU exchanged shoves following the play and both teams spilled on to the field. Hill's 29-yard pass to White kicked off the drive and his 16-yard pass to Slanina set up the touchdown.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to announce ENGAGEMENT in special TV interview
Beloved Prince Harry was seen at the door of the shop Heidi Klein, which features a wide selection of beachwear. Wishing you all the happiness in the world Bella", Bursic wrote alongside the snap with Markle.

Hotovely's office issued a statement in response to the outcry clarifying that "despite the fact that only a small part of the full interview was distributed, it is important to say that most of the interview spoke about the importance that Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely sees in the connection between us and American Jewry and that Israel is the home of all the Jews in the world". "To all Americans who had relatives who fought in the Second World War, I salute you all". She recognized, however, the contributions U.S. Jewry makes to Israel. "For the past 20 years the topic of the Jewish community in the U.S. has concerned me and I truly feel that we are part of a family".

How could any of us living in the United States know how it feels to be attacked by rockets?

Despite the negative press and rebuke in the Knesset, many comments on social media defended Hotovely.

An invitation to Hotovely to speak earlier this month at Princeton University Hillel was rescinded after a liberal group on campus called her racist over her past comments on Israeli Arabs.

When asked about criticism of Israeli security policies by some Jewish Americans, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely questioned whether "people that never send their children to fight for their country" could understand Israel's position.

Conseillé:

  • Jurgen Klopp reveals why Chelsea are weaker this season

    Jurgen Klopp reveals why Chelsea are weaker this season

    I don't want to be too down on them though as they're a fantastic side to watch going forward . I saw the ability Salah had because I trained with him a lot.
    Hong Kong Open: Sindhu, Prannoy kick off campaign with contrasting wins

    Hong Kong Open: Sindhu, Prannoy kick off campaign with contrasting wins

    It would not be an easy target for the Indian shuttler to defeat former world no. 1 Intanon who enjoys an upper hand over Sindhu. It was Sindhu's third win over the Japanese in as many meetings and she took just 39 minutes to end her opponent's challenge.
    Chip Kelly no longer a candidate to coach Gators

    Chip Kelly no longer a candidate to coach Gators

    Sports report says Florida has moved on from the former NCAA and National Football League coach, according to multiple sources . Florida had kept its options open while engaged with Kelly and is now prepared to pursue those other candidates.
  • Is there Intrinsic Value in Ridley Corporation Limited (ASX:RIC)?

    The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings.
    Man United's Carrick targets return for CSKA match after heart procedure

    Man United's Carrick targets return for CSKA match after heart procedure

    He said: " I had to build up training steadily whilst being monitored closely but I feel fine now ". The Old Trafford favourite is now focusing on making a full recovery.
    Pakistan Releases Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Attack

    Pakistan Releases Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Attack

    In an interview with the BBC , Saeed said the court's decision was proof of his innocence with regard to the Mumbai attacks. Pakistan has released a militant wanted by US authorities from house arrest, after a court ordered an end to his detention.
  • Messi wins fourth Golden Shoe

    Messi wins fourth Golden Shoe

    Last year's victor , Luis Suarez was fifth this time around with 29, one fewer than Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski. The Golden Shoe is awarded by European Sports Media, an association of European sports newspaper and magazines.
    Colin Kaepernick Attends The Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering

    Colin Kaepernick Attends The Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering

    Colin Kaepernick continues to put his words and deeds into action in support of all those who face injustices. "We continue to fight", he said.
    Dolphins QB Cutler (concussion) ruled out vs. Patriots

    Dolphins QB Cutler (concussion) ruled out vs. Patriots

    Gase threw water on that idea earlier this week, when he announced that Cutler had officially been placed in concussion protocol. He even practiced the last two days, doing individual drills on Friday. "That's where we're at right now".
  • Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) Position Increased by Prudential Financial Inc

    After $0.82 actual EPS reported by QUALCOMM, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.10% negative EPS growth. Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased Semgroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) stake by 28,791 shares to 39,461 valued at $1.07M in 2017Q2.
    CBS, Dish Network end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

    CBS, Dish Network end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

    CBS said in a statement Wednesday morning that "we obviously want to strike a fair deal" but "we remain far apart on terms". What made the deal more pressing was that DISH subscribers watched CBS more than any other broadcast or cable outlet.
    Ready, set, shop! Black Friday shopping frenzy at local stores

    Ready, set, shop! Black Friday shopping frenzy at local stores

    Additionally, feel free to chime in with the best discounts you've been able to find in the comments section below as well. Also, Cyber Monday is a strictly 24 hour shopping window but Black Friday tends to be a five day long affair.


Populaire

Messi warns Barcelona against signing Ozil
However, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi may have put a stop to the transfer. Alexis Sanchez is also likely to leave the club at the end of this season.

After another dismal Cowboys loss, Jerry Jones is staying the course
If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard (during Deflategate), Bob Kraft is a p--y compared to what I'm going to do". I'm not equivocating about it. "And I mean it, no", Jones said.

Derrick Rose Taking Leave From Cavs, Contemplating Retirement
Rose has played in just seven games this season and has been slowed by a left ankle injury sustained on October 20 in Milwaukee. Last season, Rose went missing from the New York Knicks on a game day without permission from the organization.

Kamran Akmal's 150 leads Lahore Whites to big win
Akmal recorded the highest individual score, besides also hitting most sixes in an innings, in Pakistan domestic T20 cricket. The pair become only the third opening pair to record a double century partnership for the opening wicket.

Tiger Woods plays golf with Donald Trump
Trump has visited his golf clubs more than 70 times since taking office - but has largely avoided any mention of the trips. PolitiFact .com compared the amount of times Obama and Trump had golfed at this point in their respective presidencies.

YouTube ups crack down efforts on child-exploiting videos
It also moved to add warnings to extremist videos and prevented comments on them as a way to make the videos harder to find . Videos with popular characters "but containing mature themes or adult humor " will be restricted to adults, she said.

Malia Obama's Harvard boyfriend is former Rugby School head boy
That was the sentiment felt on Twitter Friday as a video of the former first daughter appearing to smoke circulated the Internet. With all the attention, people have noticed one amusing thing: Rory now follows Donald Trump on Twitter, but not Barack Obama.

Miami Magic Runs Out at Pitt
Even with a win, Miami might still find themselves on the outside looking in, depending on how the SEC shakes out . Miami abandoned the run and averaged 3.9 yards per play, as it appeared unfocused and out of sync all game.

Tobacco Companies Launch Campaign About Negative Effects of Smoking
Tobacco companies are set to begin their 52 week ad campaign highlighting the health dangers caused by cigarettes and second hand smoke.

Berks County shoppers seek Black Friday deals
When do Black Friday deals start? Toller said her mother once threw a doll at someone because they had tried to take it from her. When the doors opened, only a dozen or so people were allowed in at once to reduce the congestion at the front of the store.