Thursday, May 16, 2019

Israeli arrested after being accused of spitting at Polish ambassador

Too bad that the guy who did the spitting wasn't a "brisker" .. if he was, he would have spit at him with the full shiur of the Chazon Ish!

A 65-year-old Israeli man has been arrested for allegedly spitting at the Polish ambassador, police said Wednesday, adding to tensions between the two countries.
The lawyer of the man named as Arik Lederman claims the incident was "blown out of proportion" and Lederman apologized for the act, reported the Times of Israel. 
Israel's envoy to Poland Anna Azari was summoned to the Polish foreign ministry in Warsaw over the incident, Polish foreign ministry spokeswoman Ewa Suwara said.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called it a "xenophobic act of aggression" while President Andrzej Duda said it appeared to be an "anti-Polish act of hatred."
Polish ambassador Marek Magierowski was sitting in his car on Tuesday when a man approached and "spat at him", police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Lederman's attorney told the court that an embassy guard had addressed him with an anti-Jewish slur and refused him entry to the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv where he was seeking to inquire about restitution for Jewish property lost in the Holocaust.
Police arrested Lederman later Tuesday, Rosenfeld said. The suspect appeared before the Tel Aviv magistrates' court on Wednesday, where he was ordered to remain under house arrest for another day, the police chief added.
Lederman was also banned from approaching the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv for 30 days.

1 comment:

Camel said...

Briskers only spit on Yom Kippur altz chumra.

Chabadskers are much more skilled spitters & hoarkers because they do it at least 3 times a day, every day of the year, mitten Aleinu.