"You can't make the blessing on every "kushi" you see - in America you see one every five minutes, so you make it only on a person with a white father and mother", he said, according to the Times of Israel.
The exact word Yosef used was "kushi", a term "in modern Hebrew [that] has pejorative connotations", the Times of Israel reported at the time. 'How do would you know? Let's say you know!
When the Trump administration announced its intention to move its USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, global leaders and foreign-policy experts predicted an early end to Jared Kushner's "ultimate deal".
And for anyone who thought that Ivanka would be an asset to the American people, Ward says that they're wrong because she is running her own agenda to promote her brand.
Yosef had also attracted criticism for other comments in the past few years, such as implying in 2017 that secular women behave like animals due to their immodest dress and claiming in 2016 that according to Jewish law, non-Jews are forbidden from living in Israel.
President Donald Trump will not be in attendance. The White House delegation is led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's deputy John Sullivan, and attendees include Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. While the president was not in attendance during the dedication ceremony, he was represented by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
'Great to join the friends of Zion for an awesome evening commemorating the dedication of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, ' she wrote.
The biggest new Trump-related story from Monday didn't happen in the United States - it was finally the day when the government opened a new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem which, predictably, led to a ton of violence and death.
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