Rabbis Also Make Fatwas

In Israel, Rabbis can have opinions about different public and private matters and their opinions are generally followed by faithful Jews. These opinions are edicts and they resemble the fatwas emitted by Muslim clerics. But in general their edicts do not receive a wide press coverage as the western press is generally reluctant to criticize everything that is related to Israel and Jews but eager to denounce anything related to Muslims and Arabs.

The latest move was to forbid Israeli citizens to rent homes to Arabs. It seems that 55% of Israelis approve of these racist measures.

However, this move was denounced by a group of world rabbis.

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