Netanyahu seeks support of extremist rabbi who called for killing Palestinian children

Rabbi Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba, at a meeting of Jewish settlers from the West Bank together with spiritual and political leaders attend a meeting in the Israeli parliament, in preparation for events which might follow the vote on the Palestinians state in the United Nations later this month. September 07, 2011. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ëðñú ãá ìéàåø

TEL AVIV, PALESTINOW.COMIsraeli 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.

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