Israel has condemned a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis who say they are working to bring about a return to a pre-1967 border.
The Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs said in a statement that “anti-Semitism is not tolerated in any form” in any religious institution.
“We have made it clear to the leaders of this group that the institution they are trying to revive is a form of anti-Semitism,” the ministry said in its statement.
The statement did not specify the group’s identity or if they were affiliated with the ultra-orthodox Yeshiva.
A person familiar with the matter said the group was formed last year, though it’s unclear how active it was.
The ultra-hardline group, which says it is part of the “Israelite religion,” is a religious sect that is not recognized by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
It claims that the country was founded in biblical times.
It rejects the Palestinian call for an independent state.
The group, however, was not among the most visible members of the Yeshivas Rabbinical Assembly, which the country’s Supreme Court recently struck down as an extremist organization.
It was founded by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2005.
The Rabbinical Council of America, an organization that represents the Orthodox Jewish community, condemned the rabbis statement, saying it was an attack on the very concept of Jewish religious identity.
It called the statement “a shameful effort to silence the voice of the ultra Zionists.”
The Rabbis of Israel, the group that represents Orthodox Jews, has said it will not back the group.
It said in an online statement that the statement was “a call to violence” against a religious minority that it has a responsibility to protect.
The rabbis organization has been criticized in the past for promoting the idea of the state of Israel.
The organization’s website said the Rabbis “do not have a monopoly on anti-semitism, and we condemn any form of such activity.”
The United States, which has a Jewish majority, is also on a watch list of the Rabbinical Authority.
The group, though, says it welcomes dialogue with the government and that it’s trying to reach a negotiated peace with the Palestinians.
Israel’s government says the Rabbias is a terrorist organization, and has accused it of promoting violence.
Israel, which considers the ultra ultra-right group a terrorist group, has accused the Rabbi’s organization of promoting terrorism.
Israel also has a history of supporting terrorist groups in the Middle East.
In the 1990s, the country fought a war with Lebanon that lasted for more than a decade.
In 2010, Israel bombed the home of an Islamist militant group that it accused of plotting to attack the Israeli Embassy in Beirut.