Thursday, August 03, 2006


"The nation of Israel is pure and the Arabs are a nation of donkeys. They are an evil disaster, an evil devil, and a nasty affliction. The Arabs are donkeys and beasts. They want to take our girls. They are endowed with true filthiness. There is pure and there is impure and they are impure."

--Rabbi David Batzri, head of the Magen David Yeshiva in Jerusalem [Israeli newspaper Haaretz, March 21, 2006]

Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri, and his father, leading Jewish mystic David Batzri, prayed at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's bedside. Sharon's family asked the rabbis to visit and pray for his recovery, Yitzhak Batzri said. While reciting the prayer the prophet Moses said over his sister Miriam's sickbed, Rabbi David Batzri held Sharon's hand to direct his prayer toward him, Yitzhak Batzri said. Then the Batzris prayed with Sharon's son, Gilad.

PHOTO: Ariel Sharon is seen in front of a large photo of Likud's founding father Zeev Jabotinsky at Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv.
(AP Photo)
Feb 5, 2001

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