January 27, 2014
MISCEGENATION NOW, MISCEGENATION TOMORROW, MISCEGENATION FOREVER:
Netanyahu son's romance with non-Jew sparks Orthodox outcry (MARISSA NEWMAN AND AFP January 27, 2014)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2014 3:50 PMIn an interview with ultra-Orthodox website Kikar HaShabbat, Ben-Artzi urged his nephew to cut ties with his new girlfriend, and warned him that should he choose to pursue the relationship, Ben-Artzi would personally see to it that he would not be allowed near his grandparents' graves."It's terrible," Ben-Artzi said. "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."Should his nephew marry Leikanger, Ben-Artzi said he "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."If his father was alive, Ben-Artzi added, that is precisely how he would respond too.Ben-Artzi and Sara Netanyahu have not been in touch for years for undisclosed reasons.Earlier on Monday, ultra-Orthodox Shas MK Arye Deri responded to news of the relationship by saying, "If God forbid it's true, then woe to us, woe to us."Deri told the Kol Barama radio station the relationship was no mere personal matter because Netanyahu is a "symbol of the Jewish people.""I know friends of mine who invest tens of millions and more, hundreds of millions to fight assimilation in the world," Deri said.