Former chief rabbi to protesters: You've captured my heart

August 16, 2011 14:40

Representatives from the National Union of Israeli Students and leaders of the tent city protest movement met Tuesday morning with former chief rabbi of Israel current Head Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Lau, where they held a discussion on the ongoing social justice protests.

During the meeting, held at the offices of the Tel Aviv Rabbinate, Lau told the protest leaders that the movement they launched was unprecedented in Israel and that "this is the first time I remember ever having seen this many people who didn't know each other before, coming together – outside of a time of war. You have captured my heart."

Lau also vowed to contact Netanyahu personally, saying that he would tell him "to honor the mandate of the Trajtenberg committee and to accept its recommendations. This is my contribution to the struggle. Your cries are understandable and justified."

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