As soon as he was given the good news of his appointment and the word got out, everyone near and far began their "googling" and discovered that Baratz had been pretty blunt about his opinions on all sorts of issues and public personalities, both Israeli and foreign.
'Kerry's mental age doesn't exceed that of a 12-year-old,' Netanyahu's new media czar wrote (Jerusalem Post)
Baratz recently said on his Facebook page that the response of Barack Obama to the Israeli prime minister’s speech to the US Congress this year was an example of “modern antisemitism in liberal western states”. (The Guardian)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel indicated Thursday night that he was reconsidering his choice for public diplomacy chief after a furor over the nominee’s critiques of public officials, including a suggestion that President Obama was anti-Semitic and Secretary of State John Kerry had the intellect of a preteenager. (NY Times)Now, I find nothing offensive or shocking about any of Baratz's statements. If anything he's moderate compared to me. And I don't know if he's going to lose that new job. But I really hate to think that if he ends up keeping it, he ends up overcompensating to the Left.