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  Shvat 6, 5778 , 22/01/18

Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) reacted on Sunday evening to Arutz Sheva’s publication that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot ordered the cancellation of a meeting scheduled for Monday between the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Rabbi Eyal Karim.

“The Chief of Staff ordering the Chief Rabbi of the IDF to cancel a meeting with the Chief Rabbi of Israel is very serious and on the surface appears to be illegal. According to the law, the Chief Rabbi of the IDF is a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council, headed by the Chief Rabbi, so they are supposed to meet and work together," Smotrich tweeted.

"The politics of the Defense Minister and the orders of the Chief of Staff cannot be above the law. I call on the Chief of Staff to regain his composure,” he added.

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