A-G to check if rabbis' statements were criminal

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 9, 2010 18:46

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday stated that his office would check if the behavior of state-employed rabbis, who signed a letter against renting to non-Jews, was "criminal."

Weinstein's comments came in a letter to Meretz MK Ilan Gilon who had called on the rabbis to be ousted from their positions.

"The Attorney General believes that the comments attributed to the rabbis are seemingly problematic in a number of ways and are not emblematic of proper public behavior," the letter from Weinstein read.

"The legal aspect of the incident is more complicated. The attorney general has instructed the relevant parties in his office to check the criminal and disciplinary aspects raised by the rabbis' statements."


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