Under Fire for Comments About US Jewish Community, Israeli Politician Celebrates Thanksgiving

25 Novembre, 2017, 01:09 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Under Fire for Comments About US Jewish Community, Israeli Politician Celebrates Thanksgiving

In a separate post in English she said she was sorry for her "misconceived remarks" and that the "bonds between Israel and Jews everywhere are critical to ensuring our common future".

Tzipi Hotovely, the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, came under fire this week for a statement she made on TV about Jewish people in the U.S., in which she said they led "convenient lives" and didn't "send their children" to fight for their country. Hotovely said the rift was partly because American Jews do not have to send their children to the military. "They don't feel how it feels to be attacked by rockets".

Under Fire for Comments About US Jewish Community, Israeli Politician Celebrates Thanksgiving

"There is no place for such a harangue and her remarks do not reflect the State of Israel's position", the statement said.

According to a 2009 survey published by the congressionally-mandated Military Leadership Diversity Commission, an estimated 1.09 percent of the members of the US armed forces are Jewish.

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