Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the Union for Reform Judaism, slams Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for tapping far-right lawmaker May Golan as the next consul general to New York.
“We need a thoughtful, diplomatic, morally credible new consul general in NY. May Golan is none of those,” tweets Jacobs. “Her brand of Zionism is antithetical to the majority of our community. She will harm not help Israel’s cause.”
Golan, a member of Likud who also ran unsuccessfully for Knesset with the far-right Otzma Yehudit, first rose to prominence by advocating for deporting African migrants and refugees living in south Tel Aviv, once referring to herself as a “proud racist.”