Israel AG against prosecuting authors of book justifying killing of non-Jews

25.05.2012                      04.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 48 des Omer

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Israel AG against prosecuting authors of book justifying killing of non-Jews

Authors describe book as discussion of Jewish law on the conditions under which it is permissible to kill a non-Jew in times of war and peace.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is tending toward not prosecuting the author or endorsers of the controversial book "Torat Hamelech", Haaretz has learned.
The book, written in 2009 by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira and Rabbi Yosef Elitzur, was endorsed by two other rabbis, Yitzhak Ginzburg and Dov Lior. The authors describe it as a discussion of Jewish law on the conditions under which it is permissible to kill a non-Jew in times of war and peace….