Netanyahu: I Never Ate Non-Kosher Food

Prime Minister responds to criticism after he dined at a restaurant that serves pork dishes.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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"I have never eaten non-kosher food,” Prime Minister Binyanin Netanyahu told Channel 2 television in an interview recorded before Yom Kippur. He was hinting that while he has sat in restaurants that serve treif (non-kosher) food, he never ate the food himself.

Netanyahu insisted that he never eats treif food, and that this is true for himself as a private individual, and not just in his official function. “I have kashrut supervisors at my side in this matter,” he said, apparently hinting at his wife, Sarah.

Israeli hareidi and religious websites were seething Sunday, after it was reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had dined at a non-kosher restaurant on Shabbat, in a dinner-date with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

But the sites were absolutely livid Thursday when it was revealed that after dining on “treif” delicacies for lunch at Fresco by Scotto, a non-kosher Manhattan Italian restaurant, Netanyahu went for some “surf and turf” – this time at a well-known Manhattan lobster and crab joint, Chart House.




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