Once again, some extremists are calling for leaving the country
because they don't want to serve:
Dozens of copies of a booklet calling on ultra-Orthodox Jews to emigrate from Israel were handed out last week near the main synagogue in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, on the backdrop of the battle between Israel's haredi and secular publics over the attempt to draft yeshiva students to the Israel Defense Forces and introduce core subjects into haredi schools' curriculum.
Although the booklet was written about 15 years ago by Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck of the extreme Eda Haredit faction, it was handed out once again this week in light of the haredi draft issue, which has reached the High Court of Justice.
The 50-page publication cites passages from the Holy Scriptures as proof of the obligation to "escape from under the Zionist regime and not go in to visit there."
A distortion, I figure. There's nothing in the Torah/Bible to back their warped visions. For all we know, this could be some bizarre propaganda to mislead. The author even wrote a stupefying opposition to dealing with Muslim extremists:
"When we investigate the spirit of rebellion and the use of weapons against the Palestinians, which is the essence of Zionism, have we heard a voice of protest against it?" he asks.
"And if we do hear a little from some of the protestors, they are the same ones who want to stone them and swallow them alive, and the vast majority of those who don't participate in the elections – they believe that we must deal with the Palestinians with an iron fist and not surrender to the nations."
I'm getting a headache from this. Will the madness never end? As far as I'm concerned, if those nutcases want to go fly away to someplace else, they may. We could do without their nutty conspiracy theories for a change.
Labels: haredi corruption, Israel, Jerusalem, military