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Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he must do everything in his power to prevent the spread of anti-Semitism in the United States as well as attacks on kevarim in cemeteries around the country.
Rav Yosef approached the Prime Minister during a Foreign Ministry ceremony marking 25 years since the terror attack against the Israeli diplomatic mission in Argentina, calling upon him to do everything within his power.
Rav Yosef explained that they were remembering an act of hate and it was appropriate to use the venue to address the Prime Minister regarding the worrisome events in the USA. Rav Yosef added the eyes of Am Yisrael in the Diaspora are turned towards him, Mr. Netanyahu and he is burdened with addressing this.
Rav Yosef spoke of how he visited Argentina, the site of that diabolical attack, speaking of seeing it first-hand, adding Am Yisrael has been under attack for thousands of years and always knew how to get up, quoting the pasuk
“התנערי מעפר קומי לבשי בגדי תפארתך עמי”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)