Rav Pinto has violated a court order as he did not board a flight to return home to appear in a court hearing, but remains in the USA.
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto collapsed on a plane prior to departing from the US. He was ordered to return home despite ongoing medical treatment for cancer as the prosecution insists that he attend the next hearing in his case.
The rav boarded a flight in New York but passed out before takeoff. The rabbi was admitted to a New York Hospital, a hospital near the airport.
Rabbi Pinto’s attorneys have been fighting to permit him to remain in the US where he is receiving treatment but the High Court of Justice ruled in favor of the prosecution’s request.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)