|Rabbi Shapira during a court hearing in 2011|
One of the themes of the book was that killing your enemies is allowed. In a notorious paragraph it even claims that:
The reason Attorney General Weinstein gave for his decision not press charges was that while Torat Ha’Melech contained severe racist terms, he did not have grounds for conviction, since the rabbis couched their incitement to racism in religious terms. Weinstein wrote that the law specifically exempted “religious studies” from prosecution.
Distressing idea, the most blatant racism is allowed in Israel as long as it is couched in religious terms.