Yair Ne­tanyahu’s post draws ire

The Jerusalem Post - - FRONT PAGE - • By AMY SPIRO

Yair Ne­tanyahu, the prime min­is­ter’s 26-year-old son, an­gered some on Wed­nes­day with an In­sta­gram post.

Amid a diplo­matic cri­sis with Ankara, Ne­tanyahu up­loaded a post to his pri­vate ac­count read­ing “F*** Turkey.”

While he ap­pears to have since deleted his ac­count, nu­mer­ous screen­shots have been shared in me­dia out­lets.

On Tues­day, fol­low­ing ri­ots on the Gaza bor­der, Turkey and Is­rael ex­pelled each other’s am­bas­sadors.

In re­sponse to the me­dia re­ports, the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice said, “Yair Ne­tanyahu is a pri­vate cit­i­zen as is his In­sta­gram page.”

Zion­ist Union MK Shelly Yaci­movich re­jected that char­ac­ter­i­za­tion.

“Yair Ne­tanyahu is not a pri­vate man be­cause he has cho­sen not to be a pri­vate man,” she wrote on Twit­ter.

The prime min­is­ter’s el­der son is no stranger to con­tro­versy.

Last year he was sharply crit­i­cized for post­ing a car­toon on Face­book fea­tur­ing many of his fa­ther’s crit­ics, in­clud­ing US bil­lion­aire Ge­orge Soros and for­mer prime min­is­ter Ehud Barak. And in Jan­u­ary, record­ings were re­leased of Yair Ne­tanyahu speak­ing in a vul­gar man­ner about women and at­tend­ing strip clubs.


THIS POST by Yair Ne­tanyahu has since been re­moved from In­sta­gram.


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