A European Commission official sent an expletive-filled and anti-Zionist email on Sunday to the rabbinic director of a pro-Israel organization following a newsletter he received from him.
“STOP f***ing writing me about your Zionist bullshit,” wrote Mattia Zilli, a project officer at the EC’s Research Executive Agency, in an email to Rabbi Ari Enkin of the Beit Shemesh-based United with Israel organization after receiving an online newsletter he’s been subscribed to since 2011.
In response to queries from the UWI and The Jerusalem Post, Zilli wrote that his email was written out of frustration over attempts to unsubscribe to the newsletter.
“My irritating tone in my emails was never intended against Israel, against any religion, or culture but merely against this constant receiving of emails in my professional inbox,” he wrote.
“ I was talking for myself and not in the name of the European Commission, the European Union or anyone else… my sincere apologies if this has been interpreted otherwise, as it has never been at any point my intention to hurt anyone’s religious beliefs, culture, nation or race,” he added.
According to a UWI spokesperson, the newsletter’s online service for unsubscribing is in working order and Zilli should not have encountered any problems if he desired to no longer receive the newsletter.
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