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Leah, Sara, and the storm
A post written by Noa Rothman about the difference between her grandmother Leah Rabin and Sara Netanyahu provokes hundreds of reactions, including scolding and slander against the late prime minister and death threats to his granddaughter.
What started with a picture of the prime minister's wife with her friend Nicol Raidman, turned into a scathing post by Noa Rothman in which she compared Sara Netanyahu to her grandmother, Leah Rabin. The comparison led to hundreds of reactions—including an array of profanities directed at the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and death threats for his granddaughter.

 

 

"Almost 17 years ago, the wife of a prime minister died, a woman who did not gallop like the unpopular girl in school who finally got a little bit of attention. And when there were problems in the oncology department—much less the pediatric oncology—she gathered all her connections and skills to work out the crisis there or everywhere around the country.

 

Sara Netanyahu with Nicol Raidman (Photo: Anat Mosberg)
Sara Netanyahu with Nicol Raidman (Photo: Anat Mosberg)

 

"And she did a lot of public relations but only for charity, and never had she taken a selfie with an age-defying Botox injector (see picture for illustration), but actually did something. For the people who elected her husband. And also for those who hadn't," Rothman wrote on her Facebook page.

 

Rothman then continued: "And when an American president met her, she did not talk about the media, on the contrary, she boasted about our country and people, and God knows, she had quite a mouth on her, but she used it wisely, and she wasn't even a psychologist."

 

Noa Rothman and her grandmother, Leah Rabin
Noa Rothman and her grandmother, Leah Rabin

 

This post brought forth a slew of comments and shares. Many right-wing activists reacted angrily, reminding Rothman of her grandmother's Dollar Account affair and the soldiers sent by their commanders to look for the pin she had lost after the signing of the peace treaty with Jordan.

 

Comments about the post contained a fair share of profanities and death threats for Rothman, but also more supportive reactions, with some identifying with her words.

 

Rothman told Yedioth Ahronoth on Monday: "There's nothing to get excited about fake profiles on Facebook that spit out the same message. They shall pass, the problem is here to stay."

 

The Netanyahu family refused to comment.

 

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