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  • Jewish women can't volunteer at night - to avoid 'contact with Arabs'

    The Israeli government succumbs to pressure by racist and anti-miscegenation organizations, banning Jewish women from volunteering in hospitals at night, when they might be more likely to encounter Arab workers and doctors. Young Israeli women volunteering at hospitals in Israel as part of their national service (an alternative to serving in the Israel Defense Forces) will no longer be allowed to do night shifts in order to avoid any contact with Arabs, Channel 10 reported Wednesday (Hebrew). The director of Israel's National Service Administration, Sar-Shalom Jerbi, issued a directive two weeks ago banning any volunteer shifts past 9:00 p.m.: "We…

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  • Case dropped against authors, endorsers of gentile-killing manual

    Israel's attorney general decided to drop the case against racist book "Torat Ha'Melech" – since its racism was couched in religious terms. The prosecution, backed by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, announced Monday that it is dropping the case against rabbis Yizhak Shapira, Yoseph Elizur, Dov Lior and Yizhak Ginzburg. The first two wrote a book called "Torat Ha'Melech" (The King's Bible) two years ago. It is a religious treatise on the killing of gentiles – that is, when a Jew is permitted to kill a non-Jew. Lior and Ginzburg endorsed the book. It is worth noting that all four rabbis…

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  • Does Baruch Goldstein's rabbi want violent settlers shot?

    Wel-l-l... Amazing headline in The Jerusalem Post today: "West Bank rabbis: Allow live fire at stone-throwers." Mind you, the whole country is outraged today at the spectacle of that mob of settler youths attacking that army base in the West Bank, throwing stones, hitting a commander in the head, but now West Bank rabbis, of all people, are calling to shoot them? Sure looks that way: "Anyone who faces a danger, including being pelted by stones or other dangers, must be allowed to open fire against attackers without having to worry about being tried or having their weapon confiscated," read a letter from the rabbis to Prime Minister…

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  • Opinion: Extremist Rabbi Dov Lior has widespread support

    By Eyal Clyne On Monday 27 June, Rabbi Dov Lior was arrested by the Israeli police for refusing to report for questioning about his religious sponsorship of a book advocating racism and war crimes (i.e. “permitting” the killing of civilians in Gaza, according to Halacha). For decades many Israeli rabbis have often openly promoted violence and racist practices: some under the auspices of the army, the autonomous state-funded education system, local authorities and municipalities, and pre-military-religious schools; but this is the first time that a rabbi may be held accountable. The real story, however, began only after his release later that day.…

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  • Update: Ministers and general did not honor Lior

    As reported earlier this week, Dov Lior - a leading rabbi who supported the gentile slaying guidebook, Torat Ha’Melekh – received honors yesterday by the local council of Hebron Mountain. However, the two ministers (Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon and Eli Yishai) and general (Avi Mirahi) who were supposed to grace the event with their presence have all canceled their appearance (Hebrew). Neither one of them explained why he canceled his appearance. Ma’ariv, who published the original report, claims that it deterred them from showing up. The settler local council claimed the cancellation was the result of a scheduling mix-up. So apparently…

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  • Ministers and general to honor Rabbi charged with incitement

    Dov Lior, whose detainment caused riots, will receive an award in the presence of two ministers and an active duty general Much has been written recently about the detainment of Dov Lior, the rabbi who endorsed the gentile-slaying manual, Torat Ha'Melekh. Lior ignored a police summons for a year, then played the victim card when he finally hauled into an interrogation room, he and his supporters conveniently forgetting that a regular citizen who would try to pull this stunt would be spend a few days in detention. Lior's detainment brought his storied racist past and the book itself back into…

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  • State's attempt to challenge radical rabbis so meek it will backfire

    The state's meek attempt to detain two prominent rabbis who've been evading police summons for weeks only underscores how helpless the state has become before the decentralised rabbinical church. This morning, police briefly detained prominent rabbi Yaakov Yossef on suspicion of incitement by virtue of giving his blessing to the notorious King's Torah tractate, which deals with the permissibility of killing unarmed Gentiels, including children, during conflict . Yossef is the son of Shas spiritual leader and one of the pre-eminent Halachic thinkers of the 20th century, Ovadia Yossef; he is also a former Shas MK and a Jerusalem municipal…

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