Prominent Israeli rabbi faces criminal probe over anti-Arab remarks

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

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Prominent Israeli rabbi faces criminal probe over anti-Arab remarks

Shmuel Eliyahu was signatory to edict calling on Jews to refrain from selling or renting property to non-Jews; right-wing NGO: Indictment represents crime against the Jewish people.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided Tuesday to open a criminal investigation against Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, for alleged incitement to racism.
The decision to investigate Eliyahu came after he was quoted making several anti-Arab comments in interviews with the media….