But her older sister Ida, who moved to Israel, has converted to Judaism.“It’s a big problem,” Ze’ev said.“As the prime minister of Israel and the Jewish people, he must display national responsibility via the values he presents inside his own household. Any Jew who wants to maintain his roots wants to see his son marry a Jewish girl.
News that the prime minister’s son, who is 23, is dating Sandra Leikanger, 25, was first reported by the Norwegian daily Dagen.
The tall, svelte blonde met the younger Netanyahu at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, where the two study.
Leikanger is a student at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
A source close to Netanyahu’s son confirmed that she is not Jewish.
--Goy Seeks Boy"While JDate is clearly built for Jewish singles, and the vast majority of JDate's 750,000 members are Jewish singles interested in meeting other Jewish singles with the same faith and values, nobody is prohibited from joining the site," said Arielle Schechtman, Director of Public and Community Relations at Spark Networks, which owns JDate.
Schechtman also pointed out that if you do decide to join, there's a religion section in your profile which includes the options "willing to convert," "not willing to convert" or "not sure if I'm willing to convert."As to whether you should join, however: That's trickier.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to set an example for the Jewish people by not preventing his son from dating a non-Jewish Norwegian woman, Shas MK Nissim Ze’ev told The Jerusalem Post Sunday.
According to the report in the Norwegian newspaper Dagen, when the prime minister met Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for a diplomatic meeting in Davos last week, he boasted of his son Yair’s relationship with Sandra Leikanger from Grimstad, Norway.
Earlier on Monday, ultra-Orthodox Shas MK Arye Deri responded to news of the relationship by saying, “If God forbid it’s true, then woe to us, woe to us.” Deri told the Kol Barama radio station the relationship was no mere personal matter because Netanyahu is a “symbol of the Jewish people.” “I know friends of mine who invest tens of millions and more, hundreds of millions to fight assimilation in the world,” Deri said.
By contrast, Rabbi Amnon Bazak of the Har Etzion yeshiva defended the prime minister and expressed the hope that should Yair choose to wed his present girlfriend, Leikanger would undergo a conversion to Judaism prior to the nuptials.
An informal sampling of Jewish folks on social media proved to be decidedly mixed on the issue of non-Jews joining Jewish dating sites. Some found the prospect to be a kind of fetishization and were mildly offended because "it assumes Jewish men are a type.