Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s recent comment that “US Jews do not fully understand the realities of life in Israel” has drawn criticism from many on the left, both in Israel and the US. As a result, Hotovely was disinvited to speak at Princeton University, and there have been calls for her resignation. Tellingly, her remarks are neither anti-Semitic nor disrespectful of US Jewry as some have reported. As Sderot Hesder Yeshiva Dean Rabbi Dovid Fendel stated, Hotovely’s words were “spoken with grace and with compassion, out of faith and humility. She did not attack US Jewry, and did not insult them, either.”
AFSI stands behind Hotovely 100%.
Read about it HERE, and view the video of her interview with i24NEWS below: