Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was supposed to fly to the Czech Republic yesterday but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel her trip. The decision came about a week after Hotovely criticized Jewish Americans during an interview.
Hotovely and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was supposed to fly to the Czech Republic for a diplomatic dialogue on Wednesday but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed her to cancel her trip.
It is believed that the last-minute instruction from Netanyahu was part of his response to Hotovely’s recent remarks about Jewish Americans. According to Hotovely, Netanyahu only postponed her trip. The Prime Minister’s Office refused to comment on the report.
Last week, JOL reported that Hotovely said during an interview with i24 that American Jews are “not even interested in going to the Kotel” and that they are “too young to remember how it feels to be a Jewish person without a Jewish state.” Netanyahu denounced her comments, saying that they “do not reflect the State of Israel’s position.”