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‘Israel’ to honor rabbi who praises murdering non-Jews

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli authorities plan this week to honor an extremist rabbi who praises murdering non-Jews especially Palestinians, according to Haaretz.

Education Minister Rafi Peretz and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich are slated to attend an annual “Torah symposium” on Thursday, which is organized by settler NGO, to honor Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh with a “Torah creativity” award.

The U.S.-born rabbi is known for publishing a pamphlet praising the actions of religious extremist Baruch Goldstein, who in 1994 carried out the massacre in the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, in which he killed 29 Muslims at prayer. Ginsburgh is also among the rabbis who endorsed the book “The King’s Torah,” which discusses murdering non-Jews according to Jewish law including babies, “if there is a good chance they will grow up to be like their evil parents.” The book also says the commandment “Thou shalt not murder” does not necessarily apply to non-Jews.

The settler NGO, which will organize the even, is called the “Cathedra for Torah and Wisdom”. It received approximately 25,000 shekels ($7,162) in 2017 and 2018 from the Education Ministry’s department for Jewish culture.

Two weeks ago, Smotrich tweeted that Ginsburgh is “a genius” with body of work that is of an “incomprehensible scope”.

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