Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

The leader of the opposition, Labor chairman Isaac Herzog, along with several other public figures and organizations, has called for Rabbi Bentzi Gopstein to be arrested and his extremist Lehava organization to be outlawed following the rabbi’s comments that he is in favor of burning churches.

Gopstein was involved in a panel debate on Tuesday regarding Jewish law’s approach to idolatry, including the opinion of Jewish law on the status of Christianity, which some rabbinic authorities in the past deemed to be akin to idolatry.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Opposition-leader-Herzog-urges-clampdown-on-Jewish-extremism-411433

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