Israeli Military Chief Stands by Choice of Top Rabbi Who Implied Rape Is Permitted in Wartime

IDF says new top rabbi's remarks don't represent army's values. Karim has said, among other things, that wounded terrorists should be killed, that gay people are sick and that women are sentimental.

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Israel Defense Forces chief Gadi Eisenkot said Wednesday he was standing by his controversial decision to make Rabbi Eyal Karim the IDF's next chief rabbi, even if remarks Karim made as a civilian did not...