Israel’s fool of an Education Minister is in hot water – again!

Israel’s fool of an Education Minister is in hot water – again! July 14, 2019

IF idiocy were a TV series, rabbi Rafi Peretz Peretz would be a boxed set.

Just days after he angered Jewish groups around the world by likening intermarriage to the Holocaust, Peretz  has spoken of the efficacy of gay conversion therapy – and in so doing incurred the wrath of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah, among others.

Image via ILTV Israel Daily/YouTube

In an interview yesterday (Saturday) Peretz, above, an Orthodox rabbi who comes from a military background, told Israel’s Channel 12 TV channel that he thought change was possible.

I think that it is possible to convert [someone’s sexual orientation]. I can tell you that I have deep familiarity on the issue of education, and I have also done this.

He described how he had acted when a gay person told him about his sexual inclinations.

First of all, I embraced him. I said very warm things to him. I told him, ‘Let’s think. Let’s study. And let’s contemplate’. The objective is first of all for him to know himself well … and then he will decide.

He later attempted to clarify his comments, saying he did not intend that gay children must be sent to “conversion therapy”.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu said such remarks were “unacceptable”. Other politicians and gay groups also voiced criticism.

Netanyahu said:

The Education Minister’s remarks regarding the pride community are unacceptable to me and do not reflect the position of the government that I head.

The PM  said he had personally spoken to Peretz, a leading member of the ultra-nationalist United Right alliance, to express his criticism.

Nitzan Horowitz, who leads the left-wing Meretz party, said:

Gay conversion therapy was a dangerous practice which causes extremely severe circumstances for youths, including suicide.

Israel’s LGBT Task Force, the Aguda, called for the resignation of the schlemiel.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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  • Raging Bee

    When you’re too far to the right for Netenyahu…

  • Mike Panic

    If conversion therapy works Peretz should join and become Gay to prove it. He may actually be Gay. Studies have shown homophobes are often Gay and suppressing it.

  • Nemo

    Compare this to the United States, where the guy would be called a “very fine person” by the President.

  • Oof.

  • kaydenpat

    So is there any therapy which could convert Peretz to be gay? Just asking for a friend.

  • kaydenpat

    Or would be his VP.

  • Freethinker

    Meh. The comparison of intermarriage to Holocaust should have gotten a lot more press and reflects the astonishing levels of racism and culturalism that pervades Israeli society. An opinion survey found that more than half of Israeli Jews believed intermarriage is equivalent to “national treason” with even secular Jews being opposed to it (64%) Israel is basically a conservative theocracy that pretends to be a democracy. Attitudes like this troglodyte is espousing are a natural outcome of this.

  • rubaxter

    So, the CROOK Bebe ‘talked to’ the homophobic religious nutter he approved for a place in his cabinet.

    WhoTF thinks that means ANYTHING?!

    Oh, and HOW much does the US bribe Israel with to ‘be our homophobic, racist, warmongering, religious bigot friend’?

  • rubaxter

    “Too far”?

    Are you kidding? He’s still in the gummint. He’s still one of the tu&#8203rds The Crook Bebe needs to prop up his venal coalition and keep his hands on the Throat of Power.

    Sorry, but you are gratuitously wrong, there.

  • Freethinker

    HOW much does the US bribe Israel with to ‘be our homophobic, racist, warmongering, religious bigot friend’?

    That’s easy. At least 3.8 Billion every single year. As a reward the very politician who vote for this theft of US taxpayer funds for a racist, Apartheid pseudo theocracy get rewarded with political donations from Zionist lobby groups. It’s a human centipede of corruption.