Chief rabbi: Non-Jews shouldn’t be allowed to live in Israel

Times Of Israel, March 28, 2016

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said that non-Jews should not live in the Land of Israel if they do not abide by a set of seven laws mandated by Judaism.

“According to Jewish law, gentiles should not live in the Land of Israel,” Yosef said Saturday in a sermon. “If a gentile does not agree to take on the seven Noahide Laws, we should send him to Saudi Arabia. When the true and complete redemption arrives, that is what we will do.”

The only reason non-Jews were still allowed to live in the Jewish state was the fact that the Messiah had yet to arrive, he said. “If our hand were firm, if we had the power to rule, that’s what we should do. But the thing is, our hand is not firm, and we are waiting for the Messiah,” he added.
Yosef added that gentiles who do agree to take on the Noahide Laws — a basic moral code that includes prohibitions on denying the existence of God, blasphemy, murder, illicit sexual relations, theft, and eating from a live animal, as well as a requirement to instate a legal system — will be allowed to remain in the land and fulfill roles reserved for gentiles in the service of Jews.
Like his late father, the legendary Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Yitzhak Yosef has sparked controversy with his statements. Two weeks ago he said Israelis should kill life-threatening knife-wielding terrorists without fear of the law.
“If a terrorist shows up with a knife, it is commanded [by Jewish law] to kill him,” Yosef said at the Yazadim Synagogue in Jerusalem.
“You shouldn’t be afraid,” he insisted, quoting the ancient rabbinic exhortation, “He who comes to kill you, arise to kill him [first].”
Yosef then cautioned Israelis to not be concerned by what he suggested were the vicissitudes of judges or generals. When faced with an armed assailant, “Don’t start worrying that someone will take you to the High Court of Justice, or that some [IDF] chief of staff will say otherwise.”
He went on to warn against killing a terrorist who no longer posed a threat, however, saying the not-yet-arrived Messiah was the only arbiter who could sentence a non-threatening enemy to death.
In early 2015, the rabbi came out strongly against smartphones and recounted an incident in which he submerged such a device in water.
When the phone rang during a class he was delivering, Yosef told its owner, a student, to bring a bowl of water, he said. “He went to bring a bowl of water, and put it on the desk. I put it inside, it bubbled and was gone. The phone was gone,” he recalled.

Comment:

Now I know the left would say that this nut ball is an extremist and doesn't represent the average Jew.  Perhaps in the United States, Canada, and Europe (et al), but he must represent the average Israeli Jew.  After all, he is the Chief Rabbi.  You don't get to be the Chief Rabbi unless you have the support of the majority.
This kook believes that Jews - the citizens, not necessarily the government - can execute suspected terrorists without a trial.  In other words, he has appointed himself and his flock as judge, jury, and executioner.  Gee, isn't that what they accused Hitler of doing?
He also believes that Jews are the masters and that a Gentile's place is to serve the Jews.  Isn't that sort of like saying the Jews are the master race?  Gee, isn't that what they accused Hitler of doing - saying Aryans are the master race?
He also seems to dislike technology (the smartphone incident).  Hitler embraced new technology.  NS Germany were the leaders in virtually every field of technology:  TV, rocketry, medicine, you name it.

Is there a master race?  If so, such a race would be the master race based on it's accomplishments and other actions.  Using that as a basis, it isn't hard to guess which race qualifies as top dog.
Fortunately this guy is relatively obscure and without much influence outside of Israel.  Just imagine how it would be if he had influence everywhere!  That will probably never happen - we hope!

Dan 88!

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  1. Leave Israel to the Jews, let them have it, however, force Jews in other parts of the world to move there. If they don't want to accept non-Jews in their land, we shouldn't accept Jews in ours.

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    1. Well said! What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

      But let's not give Israel TOO much credit. When it comes right down to it, Israel is a third rate country in the middle of a second rate desert and they would be NOTHING without the backing of the United States.

      Dan 88!

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