Rabbits, snails and lobster – oh my! Haredim outraged over Netanyahu’s ‘unkosher’ dinner

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked outrage among Israel’s  haredi communities Sunday after it was revealed by a leading haredi news site that, during an official state visit to Italy, he dined alongside Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a unkosher restaurant featuring rabbit, snails and lobster on its menu.

According to the ‘Kikar Shabbat’ website, senior haredi politicians expressed disappointment with the prime minister’s decision to be hosted at Enoteca Pinchiorri, the Florence restaurant considered to be among the world’s top fifty eateries and known specifically for its non-kosher offerings.

Among those quoted by the haredi portal, one figure was quoted as saying that he"expected the prime minister of Israel, who represents in an official capacity the Jewish State, to behave with more statesmanship and not to eat publicly in such a restaurant."

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabbits-snails-and-lobster-oh-my-Haredim-outraged-over-Netanyahus-unkosher-dinner-413736

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