Habayit Hayehudi MKs Back Controversial Cleric for Israel's Chief Rabbi

Support comes despite criticism of Shmuel Eliyahu’s candidacy as Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel even within the religious Zionist movement over racist statements he has made in the past.

Most of the members of the Habayit Hayehudi Knesset faction support the election of Safed’s chief rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu, as Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel....