Nobel winner Elie Wiesel lends support to Netanyahu's U.S. speech

February 12, 2015 11:26 PM

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Nobel winner Elie Wiesel lends support to Netanyahu's U.S. speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran's nuclear program - an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews.

An outspoken New Jersey Orthodox rabbi, Shmuley Boteach, said on Thursday he is placing full-page advertisements in two of the leading U.S. newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, featuring Wiesel's endorsement of Netanyahu's speech.

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