High Court orders disciplinary action against Safed chief rabbi

The High Court of Justice has ordered disciplinary action be taken against the Chief rabbi of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, for a series of offensive comments he made about Arabs and LGBT people in the past.

The ruling is in response to a petition filed by several rights group in 2016 against Eliyahu.

Judges rule former justice minister Ayelet Shaked was “extremely unreasonable” in her decision not to take action against Eliyahu at the time.

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