High Court temporary injunction delays IDF Chaplain’s appointment

High Court President Miriam Naor led a ruling Monday to hold up the appointment of Rabbi Eyal Karim as IDF Chief Chaplain until he fully explains the views he expressed in the past against homosexuality and women’s rights. She summoned the rabbi to tell the court where he stands on those issues today. Jewish Home Minister Uri Ariel called the temporary injunction “scandalous” and urged Rabbi Karim to defy the order which amounted to a gag on his freedom of expression.

The forum of IDF reserve chaplains sharply condemned the high court justices as collaborators with the parties seeking to weaken the military rabbinate and the IDF at large.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *