Israeli political and community leaders have called for a top Jerusalem rabbi to be fired after he said Jewish law prescribed the death penalty for gays.

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar told Israel Hayom newspaper homosexuality was a “cult of abomination”, which the Torah “punishes… with death”.

Several members of parliament have written to the prime minister to complain.

Rabbi Amar has previously been criticised for similar past remarks. READ FULL