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Israel president: Internal disputes pose greatest threat

September 27, 2023 at 2:41 pm

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog in Berlin, Germany on September 06, 2022 [Abdulhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]

Internal disputes within Israel are the most acute and dangerous threat of all, President Isaac Herzog said yesterday.

At a ceremony marking 50 years since the Yom Kippur War, Herzog said that Tel Aviv witnessed a painful example of how internal conflicts escalate and worsen on Monday. The president was referring to clashes that took place during this year’s public prayer services in Tel Aviv when Orthodox Jews tried to hold segregated prayers in the public square in contravention of court orders banning the service.

He continued,” I express deep sorrow and shock at the sight of our own people fighting one another on a day that has always been a symbol of unity.”

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