Rabbis Want Right To Kill Non-Jews

Seventy Israeli rabbis have signed a protest letter against an arrest warrant issued for a West Bank rabbi in response to his endorsement of Torah Hamelech, a book that promotes the legalization of killing innocent non-Jews during wartime.

The protest letter, published in a Friday newspaper, expressed concern over the Israeli police’s announced intention to arrest West Bank settler Chief Rabbi Dov Lior if he continued to ignore their requests to present himself for questioning about his endorsement of the book Torah Hamelech. Lior is a leader of the Kiryat Arba settlement that is adjacent to Hebron.

Heads of the some of the leading educational institutions within the sector – including Rabbi Haim Druckman of Or Etzion, Rabbi David Stav of Tzohar and the Petah Tikva hesder yeshiva, Rabbi Elyakim Levanon and Rabbi Eliezer Melamed – defended Lior’s ongoing refusal to be investigated for the rabbinic endorsement he gave the book.

Complete story via Ha’aretz

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