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Netanyahu's son 'anti-Islamic' on FB

2011-06-24 20:39

Jerusalem - An Israeli newspaper reported on Friday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sons had posted anti-Islamic remarks on his Facebook page.

"Terror has a religion and it is Islam," the Haaretz newspaper said Yair Netanyahu, who is also a soldier in the Israeli army, wrote after a Jewish family was killed in March in the occupied West Bank.

Two Palestinian men were later charged with killing the young couple and their three children.

Haaretz said the posts were deleted after it inquired about them and were no longer visible on Yair Netanyahu's page.

David Shimron, a lawyer for the Netanyahu family, did not deny the report but called it a "ridiculous and cynical use of a teenager's comments".

Shimron also said the younger Netanyahu had "expressed himself in an informal virtual forum" and that he "respects all people and is ready to live in peace in Israel with people of all identities".

Amongst other comments Netanyahu was said to have posted were that Palestinians "have no land, this is part of Israel, never in history was there a Palestinian state".

He also said that "not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims".

The Israeli prime minister has himself embraced social media and often uses a dedicated page in Facebook and on Youtube to get his political messages across.

Comments
  • greensplash - 2011-06-24 22:09

    @Gonny The Christian and Jewish religions are just as much against non believers. Isn't the bible full of stories where god destroyed non believers. Why is this even news. We already know that Netanyahu is an extreme Zionist and absolutely despises Muslim people, surely his son will be the same.

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-26 09:38

      Actions speak louder than words - i dont see christians and jews flying planes to kill non believers in the name of god?

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-26 09:38

      who doesnt despise muslims and their hate filled and violent religion? no sane person will accept that.

      greensplash - 2011-06-26 14:32

      @Gonny, Why did you delete your original comment, did you see the flaws in your own argument?

      greensplash - 2011-06-26 14:35

      @Gonny, you are clearly a hate filled person. Probably a racist Zionist, just like Netanyahu. I don't see Muslims flying planes to kill non believers either - unless you are referring to 9/11 - in which case we are not even sure who the real masterminds behind that plan were - certainly US government actions around the incident are very suspicious.

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-26 16:54

      greensplash - i didnt delete it - it got removed - but i put it back here for you and others to see the hatred in the koran... Koran 9:29 Fight those who do not profess the true faith (Islam) till they pay the jiziya (poll tax) with the hand of humility. So here Prophet Mohammed is instructing a true Muslim to fight people of other religions until the unbelievers debase themselves and pay tax for their existence. So the greatness of Islam is revealed only when follwers of other religions are humiliated. koran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

      pierreedge - 2011-06-27 18:49

      i get debased and humiliated every month then when i pay my taxes. now for your quotes, i dont know but maybe you should try to be honest of you can and put that in it's context my jewish islamophobic racist friend, maybe it was before a battle or something to motivate the troops. If your references on arabs and muslims are from a book written almost 2000 years ago, you're going to go on having pre conceived ideas and prejudice against over a billion people you share the planet with dude. So Sad...

  • Oldbuck - 2011-09-17 20:07

    He is entitled to his opinion.

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