Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid is running out of feet to put in his mouth.
He told Charlie Rose this week in New York at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y that it’s safer to be a Jew in New York than in Israel.
Oops. Not too smart.
Lapid’s statement created tumult at home.
These comments followed remarks Lapid made on his Facebook page on September 30, following an interview on Channel 10, that he was “a little impatient” with people leaving Israel to reside in Berlin.
On Monday, he said that he lives in Israel “because I want to live in a country that’s a place but also an idea.”
Lapid got slammed for his remarks.
“Lapid needs to decide if he’s for people leaving Israel or against it,” MK Yoni Chetboun of Habayit Hayehudi averred. “Living in Israel isn’t about security, it’s about Zionism.” Read more on this here.