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January 28, 2005
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International support for Israel’s Gaza withdrawal plan caused the Southeast Asian tsunami, one of Israel’s former Sephardi chief rabbis said. In the latest issue of a pamphlet distributed to thousands of synagogues throughout Israel, Mordechai Eliyahu drew a parallel between last month’s tragedy and a tractate of the Babylonian Talmud in which God causes an earthquake after the nations of the world fail to aid Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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