Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Right-wing leaders are especially concerned because Judaism is inherited matrilineally, which means that any Netanyahu-Leikanger offspring would not be Jewish, assuming Leikanger does not convert. We want to hear what you think about this article. I bet it pains him. Interfaith and secular Jewish couples traditionally hop to Cyprus to get married, where marriage laws are more relaxed and women don't require permission from their husbands to get a divorce, as required by Orthodox Jewish law. The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is smitten with a young Norwegian woman, which would be a sweet story if it was not threatening the peace and stability of an entire nation. Any Jew who wants to maintain his roots wants to see his son marry a Jewish girl. Leikanger is a student at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. His father is proud of him and gives legitimacy to the assimilation and destruction of the Jewish people.