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  Shvat 21, 5768 , 28/01/08

Rabbi Metzger: Move Gaza Arabs to Sinai

According to Haaretz, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger has called to build a state for Gaza Arabs in the Sinai Peninsula.  “We are now in a generation where you can take a desert and build a city,” Rabbi Metzger explained.  “This will be a solution for the poor people—they will have a nice country, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”

Rabbi Metzger said that Muslims were welcome to stay in Israel and even to worship in Jerusalem, as long as they refrained from violence.  He said that Muslims did not have a connection to Jerusalem, as they pray facing Mecca, with their backs to the city.  “You have another place, Mecca and Medina,” he told Muslims. “You don’t need a third place.”

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