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Monday, July 08, 2013 

Haredi MKs won't forgive Netanyahu for approving bill for army recruitment

The Haredi MKs once again gnash their teeth vindictively over something they know isn't going to take away from Torah study, since there are bible classes in many bases:
A bill requiring eligible ultra-Orthodox men to serve in the military or national service programs has sparked a flurry of responses since its approval by the cabinet on Sunday.

The bill, which will go into effect in 2017, will require all but 1,800 haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men of eligible age to report for duty, with the option of deferring service for three years. Following the approval, several haredi MKs accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett of lending a hand to destroying Torah study, and warned that the law would instigate a civil war.
Started by the vindictive Haredi moonbats themselves, should they fail to remember their manners and moral compass.
"The decision is a black mark on the State of Israel, which is turning into the only country in the world where Torah study is not legitimate," said MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) on Sunday. "The students studying Torah are the ones protecting the entire world, as the prophet said: 'If My covenant be not with day and night, if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth' (Jeremiah 33:25). They are the foundation on which the Jewish people exist."

Gafni argued that the government's legislation does not have the power to stop the haredim from studying Torah.
Who's stopping them? All we want is that they spare some time to show they're capable of learning how to perform combat and work in business trades. And defending Israel via combat is part of the covenant, something Gafni's just not interested in admitting.
"If anyone thinks that, as a result of this law, anyone will close their Gemara book and stop studying Torah, they are sadly mistaken," Gafni said. "We don't pay attention to politicians who have turned the topic into a political agenda. We will not forgive Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chairman of the Likud party, who enjoyed our sweeping support for decades, or Naftali Bennett, the chairman of Habayit Hayehudi, which is considered a religious party that includes students of Torah."
Who said anybody's got to close their Gemara copy? Just put in a bookmark and come back to read more afterwards. What a joke Gafni is. And he bases his support for Likud/Netanyahu entirely upon the willingness to accommodate their every demand for exemption. Come to think of it, that's probably the same case with people living in Judea/Samaria; they'll only support them under the same requirements.
...yeshiva students interviewed outside the seminary where they live and study said they should have a right to devote themselves full time to the study of the Holy Scriptures.

"We agree that everyone should guard the country but we also think that each one has his own way to guard the country," yeshiva student Yisrael Rosenthal said. "Maybe most of the residents in Israel believe in the Torah and in religious rituals but we, who do really believe in it, we think that a page of Jewish religious scripture is like a weapon. Whether you like it or not, this is the reality."
The scriptures can only be a weapon for good cause if they follow the exact beliefs found inside and draw inspiration from them; it could even include agricultural work. And the interviewee has the gall to imply that only Haredis believe in Torah, and non-Haredis don't.
Another student, Yossi, called the government's decision "outrageous."

"To pass this law about the burden sharing is totally outrageous. In a democratic state it's impossible," Yossi said. "If there is a reliable person who is not a true democrat and does not believe in democracy then he can do it, like any dictatorship. But it's clearly not a democratic act when it goes against the opinions, the ideology and the faith of other people."
What is this? Is he comparing a democratic system to the communist autocracies? If it weren't for the threat of jihad on our doorstep, his argument could probably make more sense. But since we do have that problem, that's why it's fully understandable why the army does have to call for recruits who can help defend the country. And that fool just doesn't have the courage to recognize that.

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