MK Glick: I respect the Chief Rabbinate

Likud MK says his remarks critical of position of rabbinate on Western Wall deal misrepresented as attack on Chief Rabbis.

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MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) sent a letter to the Chief Rabbis of Israel last week, in response to their request for him to clarify statements on the Western Wall deal which were quoted in his name.

"Last week, a number of religious media outlets reported that I had slandered the Chief Rabbinate, and the main accusation was that I had called the rabbinate 'terrorists.' I would like to clarify for the honor of your Torah that this never happened..." MK Glick wrote in his letter to the Chief Rabbis.

Glick clarified, "I indeed disagreed with the position of the rabbinate regarding the so-called 'Western-Wall deal,' and I thought that it was a proper compromise that would bring peace to the Children of Israel. And I also thought it inappropriate that the Chief Rabbinate be represented in the Supreme Court by a private attorney. This is my position and I believe that it is tenable."

"To my great dismay, interested parties preferred to slander me by means of false tales and accusations which have no merit and no basis in reality," Glick added.

"I respect the Chief Rabbinate in general and the honor of your Torah in particular, and I work with all my might to preserve the honor of the Chief Rabbinate [even] in matters on which I disagree," Glick said.