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Gantz says calling Lapid, Liberman ‘worse than Nazis’ verges on Holocaust denial

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a meeting of his Blue and White faction at the Knesset on May 9, 2022 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a meeting of his Blue and White faction at the Knesset on May 9, 2022 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz denounces comments made by a senior Haredi rabbi who described Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman as “worse than the Nazis,” saying his remarks bordered on Holocaust denial.

“Jerusalem was taken from us because of senseless hatred, and was united with our strength and unity,” Gantz says, citing a rabbinic teaching that the Second Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed because of senseless hatred between Jews of the time.

“Today of all days we must remember the importance of senseless love,” Gantz says.

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