Israeli parliamentarian Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the religious National Union Party, has caused a stir by publicly shredding a copy of the New Testament sent to him and all other Knesset members by a Messianic Jewish group, the Bible Society in Israel. Although the Knesset Speaker, Reuven Rivlin, condemned the shredding, Ben-Ari defended it, stating that the New Testament had caused the massacre of millions of Jews over the centuries. Another Knesset member from the religious Shas Party stated that the books should be burned instead, as they had been prepared by a “heretical” Jewish group. Here is a report from the Jerusalem Post.

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