In what must be the clearest indication yet what Jews think of Gentiles, nearly one million Israelis—or 16 percent of the Jewish population of that country—attended the funeral of the openly Gentile-hating former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, Ovadiah Yosef.
It was, as the Times of Israel confirmed, the “largest funeral in Israeli history.”
“We’ve been left orphans,” Aryeh Deri, the political leader of the Shas political party steered by Yosef, wailed at a funeral ceremony. “We have no father. We have no leader.”
According to the Times of Israel, Yosef was a “genius of Torah who brought thousands closer to Jewish halacha” (laws).
Israeli President Shimon Peres paid personal tribute, saying that he “was a great man with an unbelievable memory and the wisdom to share his knowledge with others. His contribution was his love for Israel and he solved problems no-one else could solve using his wisdom and spirituality.”
According to the new Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef–the son of the recently deceased former chief, there “was no one like him, and there will not be in the future.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying that Chief Rabbi Yosef was “one of the most important Jewish legal authorities of our generation.”
So what are the words of “genius of Torah,” this “great man with an unbelievable memory” to which Jews apparently so look up to for guidance?
All this praise is for someone who openly hated Gentiles.
Chief Rabbi Yosef said in one of his weekly sermons that God put non-Jews on earth “like donkeys” only to work to serve Jews.
He also called for the open mass physical extermination—the murder, the genocide—of Palestinians and their children.
His views were not kept secret: they were broadcast far and wide in Jewish media. For example, his remarks on the donkey-like nature of Gentiles were republished by the official Jewish Telegraphic Agency: