'Arrest of Rabbi Shapira is a return to days of the Czar'

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July 26, 2010 12:39

MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) criticized the state prosecutor over the arrest of Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, head of the yeshiva in Mitzpe Yitzhar, for his book 'Torat HaMelekh' on Monday

"Shai Nitzan of the state prosecution has appointed himself as a censor. In this country it is permitted incite against and oppose Judaism in the name of "freedom of expression," yet rabbis are led away in handcuffs for writing books," said Ben-Ari. "Shai Nitzan is returning us to the days of Czarist Russia," he added.


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