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Israeli singer apologizes for calling Netanyahu ‘Haman’

Israeli singer Achinoam Nini apologizes for referring to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “Haman,” the villain of the Purim story.

“I’d like to remove that word from the protocol that came out of my mouth,” Nini writes in a lengthy Facebook post in Hebrew explaining why she originally made the comment. “I apologize before the wider public that was offended. This is not our way.”

Nini, also known professionally as Noa, drew condemnation from across the political spectrum after she improvised one of her songs during a performance in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square last night, celebrating the new government, to include the words “We got rid of Haman.”

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