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  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Twitter War Breaks Out over 'Jewish State' Law


Verbal sparring via social media network Twitter broke out between Dani Dayan, foreign envoy for the Yesha Council which represents Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and Yariv Oppenheimer, chairman of far-left extremist group Peace Now, over Sunday's vote on the "Jewish State" bill.

Midst a slew of media coverage on the law, Dayan tweeted before Sunday's vote with a statement on Zionism. "I must say it, even if it's difficult," he said. "The Ministers who are voting today against the 'Jewish State' bill are voting against a fundamental Zionist principle." 

Oppenheimer jumped at the tweet, responding with a personal attack. "It's our luck that, in our generation, we have people like you to define for all of us what true Zionism is," he sneered.