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Rabbi's arrest raises tensions in Jerusalem

Catholic World News - June 29, 2011

The arrest of a controversial rabbi in Jerusalem has sparked unrest in the city and raised tensions among political leaders.

Rabbi Dov Lior was taken into custody on June 27 after he endorsed a book that justified the killing of non-Jews. His supporters protested and clashed with police, who made 25 arrests. The rabbi was soon released, and the angry crowd dispersed, but the incident raised questions about the government’s willingness to give religious leaders free rein to express their opinions.

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  • Posted by: Steve214 - Jun. 29, 2011 8:19 PM ET USA

    Oddly written article. I too am in favor of killing non-Jews where there is just cause (Stalin and Hitler come immediately to mind). Was the book proposing killing ALL non-Jews? Or people for no other reason than that they are not Jewish? Was he claiming that had Stalin been Jewish he should NOT be killed? What is the specific problem with the book? It seems that a simple adjective is missing...

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