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Lapid to rabbi who said he was worse than the Nazis: My grandfather was murdered in Holocaust

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during his Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset on May 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during his Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset on May 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Responding to a leading ultra-orthodox rabbi who said government ministers are “worse than the Nazis,” Foreign Minister Yair Lapid notes that his grandfather was murdered in the Holocaust and his father faced death in a ghetto.

Addressing Rabbi Meir Mazuz of the Kisse Rahamim Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, Lapid writes on twitter “my only answer to your remarks is that I love all of the Jewish people and wish Rabbi Mazuz a happy Jerusalem Day, a day of unit and love for Israel.”

Mazuz said Saturday of the government “They are traitors to their people, they hate their people. They’re worse than the Nazis — the Nazis love their own people; but [the ministers] hate their people.”

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