Walder refused to attend, claiming Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu already decided the ruling.
The Safed chief rabbi called for people to pray for the destruction of Iran's nuclear program.
Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana intends to create a time-limited service period for municipal chief rabbis, after which they can be reelected, to ensure they stay accountable and relevant.
Meretz MK Mossi Raz demands the attorney-general investigate the rabbi for incitement to racial hatred.
Apparently racist and political comments made by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu are not permitted for public official, and Chief Rabbinate must hold disciplinary trial for him.
The mass prayer gathering at the Western Wall is slated to take place on Sunday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m.
The court also asked why initial disciplinary actions were not taken against Eliyahu in light of his statements against selling housing to Arabs in Safed.
"We are surprised and disappointed that you allow a public official to use his public status in order to work against the legitimacy of women’s service in the IDF and against female equality."
Yes, the Shabbes goys represented the happy side of Gentile-Jewish . Even so, they were part of what the Jewish state was designed to replace.
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu accused the Schalits of weakening Israel by appealing to the public’s sentiment during campaign to free son from Hamas captivity.