Yitzhak Rabin’s granddaughter has clashed on Twitter with Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanyahu’s son Yair, calling him “filth” and saying his late celebrated uncle would be ashamed of him.
Noa Rothman, a member of the Democratic Camp party, appeared on Channel 12’s “Five with Rafi Reshef” to censure the younger Netanyahu’s claims yesterday that Rabin “murdered Holocaust survivors on the Altalena,” saying “all his words were lies.”
Responding to the broadcast, Netanyahu tweeted: “How nice, ‘Uncle Arafat’s’ niece in an emotional reunion with Rafi Reshef, brother of the founder of Peace Now Tzali Reshef on Channel ‘Al Jazeera’ 12.”
Shortly after Rabin’s assassination, Rothman referred to Arafat as being akin to an uncle when he came to pay condolences to the family.
Responding on Twitter, Rothman wrote: “Are you listening, you filth? It’s lucky your real uncle [Yoni Netanyahu] didn’t know you. He’d surely be ashamed.”