The Satmar Rebbe sharply criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his speech on Shavuot, calling the PM “the head of the minim.”
“My uncle, the ‘Vayoel Moshe,’ said that whoever enjoys the success of the Tzionim is a true heretic and will not merit to see the joy of the coming of the Moshiach and, as idolatry is annulled by calling it a disparaging name, so too here we must speak disparagingly of Zionism,” the Rebbe said, according to Kikar Hashabbat.
The Rebbe addressed Netanyahu’s speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. “Whoever heard the speech of the head of the minim, who spoke in heresy about the coming of the Moshiach, should have torn his garment, and especially when he made ‘Shehecheyanu’ in vain,” he said.
“Today there are various technological tools that people used to see his speech, but with these you can also see the weekly sermons of the Pope. You have to know that this is the same avodah zara.”
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