renting homes to gentiles

Netanyahu Slams Rabbis' Ban On Rentals To Gentiles

12/07/2010

(JTA) —A ruling by dozens of Israel's municipal chief rabbis that forbids renting homes to gentiles, specifically to Arabs, is inconsistent with democratic values, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

The ruling comes less than two months after leading rabbis in Safed signed on to a letter by the city's chief rabbi calling on Jews not to rent to non-Jews there, as well as a month after rabbis in the haredi Orthodox Israeli city of Bnei Brak  forbade residents to rent apartments to African refugees, echoing a similar ruling for southern Tel Aviv.

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