News Brief 10/28/2013, Cheshvan 24, 5774
Attorney Suggests MK Stern Apologize to Rabbi Over Racism Claims
An attorney has demanded that MK Elazar Stern (Hatnua) retract what he said were defamatory statements made by the MK about Rabbi Dov Lior of Kiryat Arba. The attorney, Yossi Dayan, said that he would give Stern an opportunity to retract the statements and publicly apologize to Rabbi Lior before “taking action” against the MK.
Dayan said that by stating in the Knesset last week that Rabbi Lior did not believe that Ethiopian Jews were actually Jewish, Stern had made a defamatory statement that had damaged the reputation and well-being of the rabbi.