Today is the 11th yartzeit of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by a Modern Orthodox gunman after months of incitement from MO and haredi rabbis.Rabin’s approach to peace was actually more conservative than Sharon’s or Olmert’s, but he was killed because of it nonetheless.
Right now, Jerusalem’s homosexuals are suffering from rabbinic incitement at a higher level than Rabin. Gays and haredim may very well die as a result.
Are rabbinic leaders responsible for their words? If so, should they be tried and, if found guilty, jailed?
I’m generally opposed to incitement law, unless the incitement is a clear and present danger, akin to shouting fire in a crowded theater. I believe this is such a case and, if gays are attacked and/or murdered, the rabbis should pay the highest legal penalty. In other words – lock ’em up.