Against the backdrop of the harsh pictures from Yom Kippur, Israel's consul general in Chicago Yanam Cohen tweeted Tuesday night against the initiators of the prayer held during the day in Dizengoff Square. "There is no forgiveness for those who turned the Yom Kippur prayer into a finger in the eye of the city's residents," the consul wrote, and in the meantime he has already managed to erase.
It seems that senior officials in Israel's foreign service have forgotten that they are supposed to represent the State of Israel, and justify the wild behavior against worshippers during Yom Kippur in the heart of Tel Aviv. Attention.
Please note, Foreign Minister @elicoh1 >>
— Israel Shelly | MyIsrael (@MyIsraelorgil) September 26, 2023
Later he also retweeted what Nir Gontz wrote about the advertisement produced at the time by members of "Jewish Head": "This is a racist orientophobic advertisement on behalf of the commercial company of the organizer of the separation prayer in Dizengoff. Add it to the whiners on Saturday night, who will claim anti-Semitism and/or that prayer is meant to bring hearts together. If Abah tweets something, give it to him as well."
Closing prayer at Dinzgoff Square to the sound of the protesters // Photo: Avi Cohen
This morning, Knesset Member Tali Gottlieb demanded that Cohen be removed from his post: "Mr. Foreign Minister - immediately fire the Israeli consul in Chicago, Yanam Cohen. A diplomat who dares to speak out and say that the Yom Kippur prayer in Tel Aviv is a finger in the eye of the city's residents is not worthy of representing Israel."
The Foreign Ministry said in response: "Recently, a clear directive was issued on the subject that Foreign Ministry employees maintain statehood and not express themselves on political issues, and accordingly the issue will be examined."
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