Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Netanyahu responds to Rabbi Dov Lior's arrest: Israeli law applies to all citizens


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the arrest of Rabbi Dov Lior on Tuesday, saying that “Israel is a law-abiding state”. He added that “the law includes everyone and I call on all Israel’s citizens to uphold it.”

Lior was arrested, questioned, and released on Monday after refusing to appear for an inquiry for his endorsement of the controversial book, “Torat Hamelech”, which justifies killing non-Jews.

Netanyahu refrained from commenting on several contentious issues in his statement, including the fact that Lior evaded arrest for two months before he was brought in by police for questioning. Also notably missing from his statement was an endorsement of Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, who has come under harsh criticism from Israel’s right for steps taken against Lior.  [....]

1 comment :

  1. Of course if a rabbi broke a real law, it should apply to him like everyone else. But the rabid leftists like Netanyahu are distorting the picture of what is really happening here. NO ONE is arguing that rabbis are immune to the law (except maybe the type of people who try to protect child molesters). The argument is that endorsing a book that gives over halacha and Torah discussion is NOT BREAKING ANY LAW.

    The "rule of law gang" plays the straw-man because they want to turn the public against the religion and against the rabbis. Ahh the religious Jews, they are trying to exempt themselves from our laws! But it's not so. And the fact is, the majority of Israelis do respect rabbis. The regime cannot win this PR battle no matter how many hours overtime the Israeli media is working for them.


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