Ben-Gvir: Rahm Emanuel hates Israel

Protest planned at Western Wall against bar mitzva at Dung Gate.

May 27, 2010 08:57
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Rahm Emanuel with his children Zach, Ilan and Leah

Rahm Emanuel & kids 311. (photo credit: .)


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Far-right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir said Thursday that he and other activists would protest at the Western Wall plaza against the bar mitzva of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's son and nephew.

In an interview with Army Radio, Ben-Gvir called Emanuel “a hater of Israel."

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The bar mitzva is planned to take place at the Davidson Center (just inside Dung Gate in the Old City).

Ben-Gvir, standing alone in his protest at the Western Wall plaza, claimed that while he was praying he was approached by police and told to keep quiet when Emanuel arrives. However, he said, he could not be legally forced to stay silent. Rather, he said, he had "a duty to protest against a hater of Israel."

After a week-long family visit to Israel, Emanuel met Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and extended an invitation to Netanyahu from President Barack Obama to come to Washington on Tuesday for “a work meeting to discuss both our shared security interests as well as our close cooperation in seeking peace between Israel and its neighbors,” he said.

Emanuel called the visit wonderful, saying Israelis had been “exceptionally warm and genuine in their affection to both all the family in general, but particularly to Zach [his son] on his bar mitzva in
wishing him a mazal tov.”

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