Israeli parliamentarian Michael Ben-Ari and summoned journalists under the lenses of their cameras broke and threw it in the trash received in the mail a copy of the New Testament — the Christian holy book.
Ben-Ari, which is right in the Knesset, religious Zionist party "National Unity", explaining the act, said the name of the New Testament exterminated millions of Jews. He recalled the brutality of the medieval Inquisition.
Meanwhile, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin condemned the act of the deputy — "Democracy means freedom of expression, but not freedom to ignore the feelings of the followers of other faiths … Imagine what would happen if the MP in another country burned the Jewish scriptures?"
See also: Religious tolerance in Hebrew