Board of Deputies President condemns racist comments of Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi
21 March 2018
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Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has condemned the racist remarks made by Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel.

Jonathan said: “We deplore the reprehensible racist remarks made by the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef, who used a slang term and apparently referred to a black person as a monkey.  In so doing he has betrayed his office.  He should be working to eliminate all forms of racism, not voicing backward ideas.”