Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was under fire Sunday after it was reported that his son was dating a non-Jewish woman. Yair, 23, is said to be dating 25-year-old Norwegian Sandra Leikanger, currently studying in Israel. The two met at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, where they study.
MKs and Jewish identity organizations demanded that Netanyahu do something about the matter, saying that it was unseemly for the son of the leader of the Jewish state to be dating a non-Jewish girl. MK Nissim Zeev (Shas) told the Jerusalem Post on Sunday Netanyahu must "display national responsibility" as prime minister to do so. "It's a big problem," he said. "I bet it pains him." MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) said that the relationship “is very unfortunate.”