Israel's High Court Rejects Petition to Disqualify 'Racist' Chief Rabbi Candidate

Meretz MK asked the court to disqualify Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu from running for Sephardic chief rabbi due to past anti-Arab statements, but two days ahead of the election, the petition was judged 'premature.'

The High Court of Justice on Monday rejected a petition calling to disqualify Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu from running for the position of Sephardic...