The Extremist Rabbi Who Reigns Unobstructed

If Rabbi Dov Lior were Muslim, Israel would probably have assassinated him, but the religious leader who calls for murder has support even from moderates.

Sometimes, one advertisement is enough to make everything clear. On Sunday, the day before the 18th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, an advertisement appeared in this paper about Rabbi Dov Lior. It wasn’t an ad calling for him to be indicted. Rather, it was a statement of sweeping support for “the great Rabbi Lior, may he live long and happily,”...