This coming Sunday, Hanukkah will begin – and President Yitzhak Herzog will light the first candle of the holiday in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The President’s House announced today (Wednesday) that the event – which is already causing a stir among Meretz members – attacked Herzog for choosing to hold the candle-lighting ceremony for the holiday where they define it as ‘sharply politically controversial’.
MKs Musi Raz, Gabi Lasky and Michal Rosin of Meretz attacked: “The president should be a unifying figure. Control of Hebron in general and the occupied territories in particular is in sharp political controversy. Of all the settlements, the settlement in Hebron around the Cave of the Patriarchs is the most outrageous. His joy. ”