HUFFINGTON POST
05/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Right-Wing Israeli Lawmaker Sends Letter To Rahm Emanuel To "Remind Him He's Jewish"

National Union chairman Ya'acov "Ketzele" Katz sent a letter to White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel last week admonishing him not to forget his Jewish and Israeli origins. Katz's missive came in response to a reported verbal exchange between Emanuel and an unidentified American Jewish leader.

Katz claims that in a private meeting with the unnamed leader, Emanuel said, "In the next four years, there will be a peace agreement with the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it does not matter to us who is the prime minister."

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