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Netanyahu blames staff for press release before Shabbat end, says it won’t repeat

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu claims his congratulatory message to Olympic gold medalist Linoy Ashram, which was published before Shabbat ended and enraged his religious allies, was a mistake made by his team.

In a wedding event for the daughter of United Torah Judaism MK Ya’akov Asher, Netanyahu says he will make sure such an incident isn’t repeated.

“I don’t tend to make releases before Shabbat ends, but my team was very diligent and didn’t understand that what was true when I was prime minister is also true now. These things have been fixed and won’t be repeated,” he says.

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