Rav Yitzchak Yosef Rejects Reports of Israel Giving Away Kever Dovid

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rav-yitzchak-yosefToday. the office of the Sefardi Chief Rabbi, Rav Yitzchak Yosef, utterly rejected all reports stating that Israel is considering giving away Kever Dovid to the Vatican.

Last week, MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) claimed in an Arutz Sheva interview that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself asked Rav Yosef about the halachic ramifications of giving away the kever on Har Tzion in Yerushalayim. Netanyahu later rejected the claim as “baseless.” Today, reports Arutz Sheva, Rav Yosef’s office stated that no such request had been handed to them by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) at all and that any such requests would not even be investigated in principle.

Foreign Ministry officials recently claimed, once again, that a request had been submitted to the Rabbinate – amidst a flurry of tensions over the issue and several rumors stating that the land is still on the negotiating table. Rav Yosef’s spokesman, David Amar, replied today by stating that “never happened” and that “there was no appeal.”

Amar added that the issue has also been discussed with Rav Shmuel Rabinovitch, the rov of the Kosel and mekomos hakedoshim, who rejected the concept outright, saying it was “out of the question.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

3 COMMENTS

  1. BUT THE XTIANS DID REQUEST/DEMAND/WANT THE KEVER OF DAVEED HAMELECH.
    If that was done then they will claim even more rediculously that jc is messiah…
    even though the world has been in utter chaos ever since the birth of jc.

  2. It appears that it is a done deal as the pope is expected to visit some time soon.

    Despite all the occurrences of our past history in and out of Eretz Yisroel for whatever reason the reward of King David’s grave is wanted by the Vatican(Vawseeken) and they may have already gotten it.

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