Israeli PM Netanyahu’s son apologises as tweet offends Indians: ‘Didn’t realise it portrayed majestic Hindu religion’

Jerusalem, July 28

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

On Sunday, the 29-year-old Yair, who may be very lively on social media and infrequently 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 had been additionally raised giving the center finger.

“I’ve tweeted a meme from a satirical page, criticising political figures in Israel. I didn’t realise the meme also portrayed an image connected to the majestic Hindu faith. As soon as I realised it from comments of our Indian friends, I have removed the tweet. I apologise,” Yair stated in a tweet.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelbit’s face was superimposed over that of a tiger accompanying the goddess underneath a caption that stated, “know your place you despicable people”.

The Twitter customers had been break up of their response over the submit with some Indians harshly criticising him for the offensive tweet whereas others giving him the good thing about doubt and attributing it to basic ignorance in regards to the Hindu religion within the West.

Yair, who has been on the centre of a number of controversies, was appreciated by some Israelis for “showing courage 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 information anchor had attained her place by means of sexual favours, in accordance with an area media report.

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

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

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