Livni: Everyone is subject to the law, including rabbis

June 28, 2011 11:34


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Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Tuesday addressed an assembly of the Jewish Agency Board of Trustees, commenting on the arrest Monday of Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior and saying that the arrest has sparked a debate on the source of authority in the country, "the judge or the rabbi."

Livni said Israel must maintain itself as a state where the law rules and everyone is equal before the law.

The opposition leader also criticized Netanyahu saying that he was "silent" on the issue, and that he has not protected Justice Ministry officials who are working to protect the law in the country and who face external incitement.

She added that Israelis, both on the Left and the Right, should oppose this incitement, and support Israel as a country in which everyone, including rabbis, are subject to the law.

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