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The US State Department condemns May Golan's racist statements: "causes particularly great damage" - Voila! news


"We condemn such statements," said the ministry's acting spokesman in a press briefing. This, following reports on the possible appointment of the minister to the Israeli consulate in New York, only two weeks after Netanyahu announced that a photo for the minister for the advancement of women

Minister Mai Golan to MK Merav Ben Ari: "Your croaking bothers me" (Knesset Channel)

The Acting Spokesman of the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vedant Patel, commented yesterday (Thursday) on the possibility of appointing Minister May Golan to the post of Israeli Consul in New York.

"We condemn racist statements and believe that the use of such language by people in leadership positions causes particularly great harm," Patel said in a press briefing.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office confirmed that he offered Golan to be appointed to the position in place of Asaf Zamir, who resigned from his position.

Golan, who serves as an official in the Prime Minister's Office, is supposed to take over a new office established for her - the Office for the Advancement of the Status of Women.

However, Netanyahu recently offered her the position of consul general in New York, according to an official statement from Likud "due to her excellent communication skills in English."

May Golan, Likud (Photo: Reuven Castro)

In a tweet in English yesterday, Golan commented on her candidacy for the consular position and wrote that "I want to assure everyone that if I am appointed, I will 100% represent the 'mainstream' policy of Prime Minister Netanyahu and of the Likud party to which I belong. I am fully committed to the unity of the Jewish people, and this is exactly the policy I will follow it. If I believe, I will work with the leaders of all Jewish organizations - as part of the effort to strengthen the great partnership between Israel and the American Jewish communities."

Golan's tweet comes amid concern and anger among the leadership of the Jewish organizations in New York since it became known yesterday about the offer she received from the prime minister to be appointed to the position of consul in the city.

According to senior officials in the Jewish community, the news of Golan's appointment arouses "anxiety and concern" in view of her extreme attitudes and statements towards blacks, infiltrators and leftists, and Golan's tweet was intended to calm the anger in the Jewish organizations.

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Source: walla

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