U.K. Border Agency sends Rabbi Yosef Elitzur letter signed by the home secretary, informing him that he could not enter Britain for the next three years.
8-11-11 By Chaim Levinson • Ha’aretz
The U.K. Border Agency is prohibiting fundamentalist Rabbi Yosef Elitzur, co-author of the controversial book “The King’s Torah” (“Torat Hamelech” ), from entering Britain, the Jewish Voice website reported on Wednesday.
Elitzur received a letter last month from the U.K. Border Agency, signed by the home secretary, informing him that he could not enter Britain for the next three years.
The July 20 letter, which appears on the website, cites the British law forbidding entry to anyone who writes, publishes or distributes material “fomenting or justifying terrorist violence … and seeking to provoke others to commit terrorist acts.” The book says Jews may kill gentiles, among other things.
The site says Elitzur was banned from Britain because of the book, published in 2009, and cites Elitzur’s statement, “If the Jews don’t have quiet, the Arabs won’t have quiet. If the Arabs win because of violence against the Jews, the Jews will win by violence against the Arabs.”
Elitzur’s co-author is a Chabad follower, and both men consider Chabad Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsburg as their mentor.
Ginsburg has been detained by Israeli police several times for his statements against Arabs, and for his praise of mass murderer Baruch Goldstein, who slaughtered Muslim praying at Abraham’s tomb in Hebron.
I believe the Jewish Voice is a Kahanist website. It has such a small number of readers that I’m having trouble locating it. When I find it, I’ll let you know.
Update 9:30 am CDT – Here’s the letter [Hat Tip: George]. It says Elitzur justifies and foments terrorist violence and seeks to provoke others to commit terrorist acts.