Netanyahu apologizes to Israeli-Arab voters for controversial remarks

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized for his election-day warning that the Arabs were “voting in droves”. 

    In a message on Facebook he had claimed that left-wing groups were getting Arabs “in buses” to vote.

    Netanyahu said that he did not mean to offend Israeli-Arabs, and admitted that his remarks had “hurt some Israeli citizens”.

    However, a coalition of Arab parties has rejected his apology. 

    The Obama administration had earlier criticized Netanyahu’s “divisive rhetoric”.

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