Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that “Hakadosh Baruch Hu has not always protected us,” which drew strong condemnation from religious lawmakers.
On Monday, sources close to him confir komed his remark. According to sources close to Netanyahu, “Netanyahu said in his comments yesterday that one shouldn’t rely on a nei and even cited the commandment.”
His sole purpose was to implore the Breslover chassidim to internalize the risk and take the necessary safety measures so they could return safely.
Netanyahu issued a cautionary statement to Israelis during the Sunday Cabinet meeting over Rosh Hashanah travel to Uman, saying: “Israeli citizens who are heading to Ukraine need to act responsibly regarding their journeys at this time.
We haven’t always been protected by Hakadosh Baruch Hu, not in Europe or the Ukraine. It is important to realize that in the State of Israel, when missiles are fired at us, people take cover in bunkers.
There are no safe havens or defenses there. Netanyahu’s declaration was criticized by Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush, who said:
“Even during the time of Lapid and Bennett, there were no utterances of this type, and even more so in an official announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
We strongly reject the claim and urge him to provide clarification.