Call to action to stop the appointment of a known racist as Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. Please let Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat know that Shmuel Eliyahu is an inappropriate choice for Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.
“The Arab society has an agenda; they want to Islamize the world. Arab society is, generally and without generalizations, a violent society.” — Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu
Shmuel Eliyahu, currently the chief rabbi of Safed, appears to have he won the backing of Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat in his candidacy for chief rabbi of Jerusalem. Eliyahu has a very serious history of racist, inflammatory, and hateful statements against Arabs, secular Jews, women, and other minorities within Israel. In 2011, a criminal investigation was launched into Eliyahu’s comment, but was dropped due to lack of proper evidence, and in 2013 a number of government officials including Tzipi Livni and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein made moves to prevent Eliyahu’s from running for chief rabbi of Israel. The following media exhibit his beliefs quite clearly: Continue Reading