Is this a foreshadowing of what Israel would be like if the "Dichter Bill" is enacted by the Knesset, dictating that Jewish law trumps democracy? It seems to me that the attorney general has decided that rabbis can hide behind 'halachic rulings' to avoid the consequences of violating the laws of the State of Israel. Dangerous stuff...
Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China (AP)
from the article: Prominent Israeli rabbi faces criminal probe over anti-Arab remarks