Zionist rabbis support PM’s Congress speech

Dozens of rabbis from the Zionist-religious movement published an open letter in support of Netanyahu for going to speak at Congress despite the opposition both from the US administration and inside Israel.

Among the signatories to the letter are leading rabbis Haim Druckman, Shlomo Aviner and Shmuel Eliyahu, Israel Radio reports.

Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, meanwhile, says Netanyahu’s speech is a “serious strategic misstep” that will harm the security of Israel’s citizens.

Herzog says Netanyahu’s refusal to privately meet with senior Democratic senators was proof that his intention to address Congress was “a dangerous game in American politics and nothing else.” The security of Israelis can also be guaranteed in private talks with the Americans, the Zionist Union’s prime ministerial hopeful says at a press conference in Tel Aviv.

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