Israeli Deputy Defence Minister: "A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual."; "For me [Palestinians] are like animals, they are not human."

Eliyahu Michael "Eli" Ben-Dahan (Hebrew: אלי בן דהן‎, born 11 February 1954) is an Israeli rabbi and politician.

He was Deputy Minister of Religious Services from 2013 to 2015. He currently serves as a member of the Knesset for the Jewish Home and is the Deputy Minister of Defense. Ben-Dahan has stirred controversy with some of his statements, which were cited after his appointment to administer the IDF's civil administration in the West Bank, with jurisdiction over Palestinians resident there:

"For me [Palestinians] are like animals, they are not human." "A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual."
SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Ben-Dahan#Controversy