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Netanyahu’s son apologises after his tweet offends Indians

By: PTI | Jerusalem |

Revealed: July 28, 2020 2:18:44 pm


Yair Netanyahu, 29, may be very lively of social media. (Twitter/@YairNetanyahu)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Yair has apologised to Hindus after he confronted flak from some Indians who discovered one in every of his tweets to be “fairly offensive”.

On Sunday, the 29-year-old Yair, who may be very lively on social media and sometimes defends his father’s insurance policies, posted an image of the Hindu goddess Durga, with the face of Liat Ben Ari, the prosecutor in his father’s corruption instances, superimposed over the goddess’ face.

Her many arms have been additionally raised giving the center finger.

“I’ve tweeted a meme from a satirical web page, criticising political figures in Israel. I didn’t realise the meme additionally portrayed a picture linked to the majestic Hindu religion. As quickly as I realised it from feedback of our Indian associates, I’ve eliminated the tweet. I apologise,” Yair mentioned in a tweet.

Lawyer Common Avichai Mandelbit’s face was superimposed over that of a tiger accompanying the goddess below a caption that mentioned, “know your house you despicable individuals”.

Twitter customers have been cut up of their response over the publish with some Indians harshly criticising him for the offensive tweet whereas others giving him the advantage of doubt and attributing it to basic ignorance concerning the Hindu religion within the West.

Yair, who has been on the centre of a number of controversies, was appreciated by some Israelis for “exhibiting braveness in apologising for his mistake”, however was additionally condemned in equal measure by others for “being irresponsible”.

Earlier this month, Yair issued an apology to journalist Dana Weiss for showing to counsel the highest news anchor had attained her place by way of sexual favours, in response to an area media report.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s trial on expenses of fraud, breach of belief and accepting bribes opened in Might in a Jerusalem court docket.

He has mentioned that the allegations are baseless and that he’s a sufferer of a wide-ranging conspiracy.

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