The Yeshiva World
The prosecution on Tuesday filed a criminal indictment against Bentzion Gupstein, the founder of the Lehava organization which seeks to prevent intermarriage. He is being charged with illegal incitement along with supporting a terrorist organization.
Israel’s Justice Ministry said Tuesday that Gopstein had made public “calls for committing acts of violence,” published “racially inciting” material and voiced support for Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish extremist who massacred 29 Muslim worshippers in Hebron in 1994.
In response, Gupstein responded to the indictment, calling Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan “agents of the Reform Movement”, with the latter being an outspoken of Gupstein for some time.
“It is a black day for the prosecution” Gupstein added, going on to say, “They are going against the Torah and there is no doubt that if Matityahu and Yehuda the Maccabi were alive today, they would be thrown into prison for their racism”.
Gupstein concluded, “It will not help them nevertheless as we will continue our work to save bnos Yisrael from the Jewish State. We defeated Pharaoh and Achashverosh and we will defeat Mandelblit and Nitzan.”