Israel rabbi remarks on Palestinians ‘deeply offensive’: US
After decades of vitriolic Palestinian state sponsored hate, an Israeli Rabbi responds.
The United States on Sunday condemned as “deeply offensive” remarks by an influential Israeli rabbi who said he hoped Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas would “vanish from our world.”
“We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement.
“These remarks are not only deeply offensive, but incitement such as this hurts the cause of peace.”
No word yet from the State Department on Palestinian institutionalized racism, bigotry and hate.