Israeli Minister: Michelle Obama Has Refused to Condemn October 7 Attack on Israeli Women; ‘Silence’

Then-First Lady Michelle Obama holds up a hashtag, "#BringBackOurGirls," to prot
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May Golan, Minister for the Advancement of the Status of Women of Israel, said Saturday that she had approached former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to condemn attacks on Israeli women by Hamas on October 7 — and been met with complete silence.

Golan, a member of the ruling Likud party, spoke to host Erel Segal on Israel’s Channel 14, in the course of an interview about the broader failure of women’s rights organizations to condemn allegations of sexual violence against women during the terror attack.

The following exchange ensued (translated from Hebrew):

Golan: It’s impossible to trust these institutions any more. From my perspective, they don’t have any relevance anymore. And that’s what I want to say. When Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Hussein Obama, said, in public, went out against Boko Haram, and called to return the girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram, we had, here, a moment of silence, for a sigh ––

Host: She said nothing? She said nothing.

Golan: Not a word. And we approached her, I tell you 

Host: Oh, this is new. You approached Michelle Obama — 

Golan: Unambigously.

Host: — please condemn the case of the slaughter of the 7th of October, and Michelle Obama did not agree to condemn it?

Golan: I’ll the you more than that. I sent her a description, in authentic, sworn testimony, by people who told about the collection of severed female organs from women who had been raped, on broken pelvises, about shocking things that … I don’t want to continue to say in the Israel media. We know that the request has been received. She is not in a political position, she can certainly respond. Silence from her, from all the other female celebrities.

In recent years, Michelle Obama has participated in projects helping the advancement of women and girls around the world.

A search of Michelle Obama’s social media accounts does not show any statements about Israel or the October 7 terror attack.

As Breitbart News reported, UN Women — the United Nations organization for the advancement of women’s rights and equality — finally condemned allegations of “gender-based violence” against Israeli women on Friday, eight weeks after the attack.

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