Anti-Gay Professor Indicted In Israel

An Israeli professor may be learning a judicial lesson.

Hillel Weiss, who helped found his nation’s religious peace movement, has been indicted on two charges of inciting violence and intimidation after two very crude outbursts, including one about the abominable gays:

Two weeks before the 2005 Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, Weiss said in an interview that “this abomination should be expelled from the Holy City by any means necessary.”

Violent protests then erupted at the site the parade, during which one marcher was stabbed.

In another incident, Weiss was last year filmed verbally abusing Israel Defense Forces Hebron Division commander Colonel Yehuda Fuchs during the forced evacuation of settlers in the local market.

Weiss was filmed telling him: “We will bring you to justice just like in Nuremberg. We will kill you and hang you from a high tree for everyone to see. I hope your mother will be bereaved, your wife a widow and your children orphans.”

Weiss apologized for the latter remarks, but military officials described it as “insincere.” Now that he’s been charged, Weiss claims he’s being persecuted. And, like a mensch, blamed the media: “The media edited and distorted it to hassle me. I have no intention of apologizing. I already apologized last year.” Prick.

With regard to the gay slant, Ha’aretz’s quote may be a bit off. Jerusalem Post offers a more elaborate link between Weiss and the stabbing:

[Weiss] told Israel’s Channel 1 TV that he endorsed “all means to wipe out this abomination from the holy city of Jerusalem, even acts of Pinchas,” a reference to the Biblical priest Pinchas Ben-Eliezer who stabbed and killed an Israelite and a Midianite woman while they were copulating.