“Yair Lapid Harmed Fight Against Anti-Semitism On Campuses,” ZOA Says

Antisemitism in the United States: Antisemitic graffiti on The Rock landmark at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, blaming Jews for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, September, 2019. (Photo: ADL); Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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The outrage at Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s speech “redefining” anti-Semitism as a general phenomenon of hating anyone who is different has grown, with many slamming his speech as “irresponsible.”

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said that Lapid’s speech harmed their efforts at combatting anti-Semitism.

“As the Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, you delivered a speech that was completely contrary to the interests of the Jewish people,” wrote Dan Illuz, the director of the ZOA’s Israel branch. “You harmed our ability to continue fighting anti-Semitism on campuses and at international forums.

Illuz also accused Lapid of “playing into the hands of haters of Israel while also challenging the uniqueness of anti-Semitism.”

Religious Zionist MK Simcha Rothman said that Lapid took the state of Israel back years.

“Israel’s Foreign Service has never been entrusted to such an irresponsible person,” he added.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. tis is the new Israeli Gouverment.A foreign Minister lerftwing with a big mouths that even dont kow waht he is talking? And making more antisemitism.And the Israeli People agree with such a am haaretz