Political strategist apologizes for calling Netanyahu ‘the devil’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Cherie Cullen.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Political strategist Udi Pridan apologized Thursday for his choice of words in a recent interview with the financial newspaper Globes, in which he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the devil, a bad man, dishonest, war-mongering, divisive, and a charlatan.”

Pridan, who led Kulanu party leader Moshe Kahlon’s election campaign, had also accused the Mizrahi Jewish public—many of whom voted for Netanyahu in March's election—of suffering from an “inferiority complex.”

“I was wrong to call the prime minister ‘the devil,’” Pridan said on Twitter. “This is our prime minister, who was elected in a fair democratic election. It was a poor choice of words and I’m sorry for that. I also owe an apology to those I offended by my insensitive stereotypical comments, which I truly regret.”

Posted on May 1, 2015 .