White House Chief of Staff comes under fire from right-wing Jewish activists


The White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is being asked by right-wing activists to stay away from Kotel, when he arrives in Israel to celebrate his son’s Bar Mitzvah.

Right-wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel sent a threatening letter Emanuel , accusing him of hurting Israel’s interests.

“You whisper in President [Barack] Obama’s ears against the state [of Israel], inciting, agitating and working against the entire Jewish people like a fifth column in the White House. Recently you even told our consul in Los Angeles that Americans were ‘disgusted with Israelis.’” they wrote.

The Western Wall sometimes referred to as the Wailing Wall or simply the Kotel (al-Buraaq Wall in Arabic) is located in the Old City of Jerusalem which was occupied by Israel in the 1967 war.

Bar Mitzvah literally translates to “son of commandment” and implies “responsible male.” According to Jewish Law, every Jewish boy becomes a bar mitzvah at age 13. The Jerusalem Post



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