Netanyahu's son dating a Gentile sparks controversy

News leaked out that son of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dating a Norwegian girl who is not Jewish. Many are irate, many have said times are changing.

BY: C. Gatti

 

News leaked out that the eldest son of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dating a Norwegian girl who is not Jewish. Yair’s private life sparked debates and an uproar on social media and across news channels in the Holy Land.

The PM’s office said that Yair and Sandra Leikanger study at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and nothing else.

This remains a hot button topic for ultra-Orthodox Jews, who also account of less than a tenth of the Israeli population.

Sara Netanyahu’s brother Hagai Ben-Artzi told Orthodox news Kikar Shabbat that his nephew is spitting on his grandparent’s graves dating a non-Jew.

“Just terrible, and the son of the prime minister no less. It is the worst thing that is threatening and was a threat throughout the history of the Jews.”

Ben-Artzi and his famous sister are not on speaking terms.

If the couple decides to marry?

“[I] would bury myself, I don’t know what I would do with myself, I’d take to the streets and rip the hair out of my head — and here it’s coming true," said Ben-Artzi.

It's a growing debate for many Jews.

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