TEL AVIV, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli Crime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking support of Israeli Jewish rabbi Dov Lior, who has called for killing non-Jews including Palestinian children.
Through several attempts, Netanyahu sought to meet with Lior, who is the spiritual leader of the extremist Israeli Jewish party Otzma Yehudit.
Netanyahu wanted to make political alliance with this extremist party, which adopts racist principles related to the displacement of Palestinians from their own land.
Analyst said that Netanyahu wanted to guarantee a right-wing bloc in the Knesset to be large enough to enable him form the upcoming government in order to evade punishment over fraud, bribery and breach of trust charges.
Lior has issued several racist fatwas, including one that calls for not to rent homes for Arabs and has overtly supported displacement of all Arabs from Israel.
He also endorsed the book of The King’s Doctrine, which offers a religious justification for killing innocent non-Jews.
In addition, he was among those who incited against the murder of former Israeli Prime Minister Ishak Rabin.