Israel's Chief Rabbi urges Israeli President to stand up for Kurds

Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau called on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to support the Syrian Kurds, who are fighting with the Turkish army. "These days, our hearts are with the Kurds, who are facing mass destruction," said Lau.

The Rabbi made this statement in the festive tabernacle (sukkah), which the Israeli President visited the day before to congratulate the spiritual leader of Ashkenazi Jews on the Sukkot holiday, reports TV channel 7.

"It is our moral duty to act immediately before it is too late," said Lau, noting the importance of Sukkot as "a symbol of unity and peace for all people, not only Jews."

  Israel, Kurds