Rabbi Yosef Elitzur
Rabbi Yosef Elitzur Photo by Moti Milrod
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The U.K. Border Agency is prohibiting fundamentalist Rabbi Yosef Elitzur, co-author of the controversial book "The King's Torah" ("Torat Hamelech" ), from entering Britain, the Jewish Voice website reported on Wednesday.

Elitzur received a letter last month from the U.K. Border Agency, signed by the home secretary, informing him that he could not enter Britain for the next three years.

The July 20 letter, which appears on the website, cites the British law forbidding entry to anyone who writes, publishes or distributes material "fomenting or justifying terrorist violence ... and seeking to provoke others to commit terrorist acts." The book says Jews may kill gentiles, among other things.

The site says Elitzur was banned from Britain because of the book, published in 2009, and cites Elitzur's statement, "If the Jews don't have quiet, the Arabs won't have quiet. If the Arabs win because of violence against the Jews, the Jews will win by violence against the Arabs."