Netanyahu reveals: ‘I’m Sephardic’
PM exposes how a DNA test of his brother recently found his Lithuanian family has its roots in Spanish Jewry.
By Ari Yashar
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that he has discovered his Lithuanian Jewish ancestry is not fully Ashkenazic, but actually at least partially hails from the Sephardic Jewry of Spain in tracing back through the years of exile from Israel.
The surprising revelation was unveiled by the Prime Minister during an event launching a new wing at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People located in northern Tel Aviv, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.
During the event the museum’s chairwoman of the board Irina Nevzlin, who coincidentally is marrying Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein in under a month, gave Netanyahu his family tree as compiled by the museum.
Netanyahu spoke at the event, and said that after having quickly checked the family tree he was presented with, he found it needs correction.
“My brother, Ido, is an author
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