Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Yair has apologised to Hindus after he confronted flak from some Indians who discovered considered one of his tweets to be “fairly offensive”.
On Sunday, 29-year-old Yair, who may be very lively on social media and infrequently defends his father’s insurance policies, posted an image of the Hindu goddess Durga, with the face of Liat Ben Ari, the prosecutor in his father’s corruption instances, superimposed over the goddess’ face.
Her many arms have been additionally raised in an objectionable gesture.
“I’ve tweeted a meme from a satirical web page, criticising political figures in Israel. I did not realise the meme additionally portrayed a picture related to the majestic Hindu religion. As quickly as I realised it from feedback of our Indian mates, I’ve eliminated the tweet. I apologise,” he stated in a tweet.
Israeli Legal professional Common Avichai Mandelbit’s face was superimposed over that of a tiger accompanying the goddess underneath a caption.
Twitter customers have been cut up of their response over the put up with some Indians harshly criticising him for the offensive tweet whereas others giving him the good thing about doubt and attributing it to normal ignorance concerning the Hindu religion.
Yair, who has been on the centre of a number of controversies, was appreciated by some Israelis for “displaying braveness in apologising for his mistake”, however was additionally condemned in equal measure by others for “being irresponsible”.
Earlier this month, Yair issued an apology to journalist Dana Weiss for showing to recommend the highest information anchor had attained her place by means of sexual favours, based on an area media report.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial on costs of fraud, breach of belief and accepting bribes opened in Could in a Jerusalem court docket. He has stated that the allegations are baseless and that he’s a sufferer of a wide-ranging conspiracy.