Racist Rabbi Reportedly Backed For Open Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Slot By City’s Secular Mayor
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Chief Rabbi of Sefat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu is reportedly on the short list of rabbis being considered for the open slot of chief rabbi of Jerusalem.
Even though the Zionist Orthodox Eliyahu, a son of the late former Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu – himself a convicted terrorist – is a well-known racist and a hard right political figure, Jerusalem’s secular mayor, Nir Barkat, and Deputy Minister of Religious Services and Zionist Orthodox rabbi, Eli Ben-Dahan, are reportedly working behind the scenes to promote Eliyahu’s candidacy.
Eliyahu has repeatedly called for discriminatory behavior against Israeli Arabs and has backed the most extreme right wing Jewish politicians. He has even backed Jews who have taken violent action against Israeli Arabs.
Eliyahu would have almost certainly been disqualified as Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel if he had been elected to that position when he tried to run earlier this year.