Belgian health minister irked by Israel deputy minister’s refusal to shake hands

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Belgian health minister irked by Israel deputy minister's refusal to shake hands

Laurette Onkelinx posts 'My hands are clean!" on her official Facebook page, adding only an Iranian refused to shake hands with her before.

Belgium’s health minister said she was “profoundly troubled” by the behavior of her Israeli counterpart, Yaakov Litzman, after the haredi Orthodox minister refused to shake her hand at a conference.
Litzman, Israel’s deputy minister for health, belongs to the haredi Torah Judaism party and considers it forbidden to touch members of the opposite sex….