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France’s Chief Rabbi Condemns Kahane

Chief Rabbi Rene Sirat of France declared that he and other religious and spiritual leaders in Israel and the diaspora cannot and should not remain silent over the extremism of Rabbi Meir Kahane and his Kach party.

Speaking on a local Jewish radio station, Sirat asserted that Kahane’s policies are “contrary to all ideals of Judaism. ” His views “could endanger not only democracy in Israel but Judaism itself.” Sirat condemned Kach, which Kahane represents in the new Knesset,and expressed hope that Israeli voters will have learned the truth about it the next time they go to the polls.