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Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law

United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush doing battle during a session of the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden. He insists Netanyahu gave him his word there won't be criminal charges against Haredi draft dodgers. If I had a dollar for every time Netanyahu gave his word and took it back…

United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush doing battle during a session of the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden. He insists Netanyahu gave him his word there won't be criminal charges against Haredi draft dodgers. If I had a dollar for every time Netanyahu gave his word and took it back…
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The Haredi parties in the Knesset are enraged. The Knesset Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden headed by Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked, approved criminal sanctions for draft dodgers in the new draft law, to take effect in 2017.

Jewish Home MK Moti Yogev opposed criminal sanctions in committee, and his appeal will be discussed next week. MK Shaked abstained from the vote.

The brunt of the Haredi anger is directed at Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s media report Friday. Haredi activists feel that he just stabbed them in the back. After all, for so many years they used to be his natural coalition partners.

Criminal sanctions were approved after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu settled the dispute between Finance Minister Lapid and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett.

The angriest response came from United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush, who told Yeditoth Aharonot: “Netanyahu is a dishrag. Twice he was elected and received the leadership because of the support of the Haredi sector. But this week it turned out he is not an honest man. He’s an ingrate.

According to MK Porush, Netanyahu had declared that while he’s in charge there won’t be criminal sanctions against yeshiva students, and this week he broke his promise. Or as Porush put it, “He capitulated to Lapid.”

Porush insisted that as recently as two weeks ago Netanyahu had promised the would be no criminal retribution against yeshiva men who fail to register to serve in the army.

Porush says that Netanyahu offered to issue a press release with his commitment, and he, Porush, told him, “the press release doesn’t matter. It’s important that I know you won’t capitulate in the end.”

Now to the revenge part. The Haredim are pretty much determined to vote against any Likud candidate for president, simply because he’s from Likud. “If we’re third rate citizens, why should we support the Likud candidate?” Porush asked.

“The middle class is fed up with carrying the Haredi population on its back,” Finance Minister and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid said at a Tel Aviv press conference Thursday. He said the new draft law would correct 65 years of a social and historic perversion. Starting next month, thousands of young Haredi men will be receiving their draft orders.

“In three years, 70 percent of Haredi students obligated to enlist in the military will serve in the army or national service,” Lapid said.

Criminal sanctions comprise the most controversial clause in the draft law since the previous legislation, the Tal Law, expired in 2012.

The unexpected benefactor of the new Haredi mindset will probably be former Foreign Minister David Levi. The Haredim have sworn to shoot down any presidential candidate who supports the new draft bill, and, apparently, David Levi, retired from political activity these days, is yet to come out for the new draft law.

Mostly because nobody asked…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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5 Responses to “Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law”

  1. Israel Man says:

    The apple did not fall far from the tree. Meir Porush is as arrogant as his father was.


  2. aside from what is going on
    this people see themselves apart from society
    with minimal participant in almost every aspect of life here
    let alone doing army service or national service
    yet they want the benefits given to tax payers and such
    if there are students that can do multiple tasks so can they
    and if the burden will not be shared we have no future :(

  3. It's about time the Orthodox met their commitment to the state, Imagine the Jews in King David's time invoking their cowardly doctrine. The orthodox are moral Schnoras.

  4. Commit to the State and you will be happy!

  5. Yan Lipelis says:

    I must u middle class no spirituial class israelis are pure bread and butter sheeple. Can u even stop and think for a second do u realy want that yeshiva kid who can't even defend himself agianst u to learn how to carry a gun . Do u believe he will protect u ? Why would he do it if u want to tear him apart from all that he knows and loves. Is gun realy going to replace that. This must realy be the hand of gd transitioning the defence of israel from secularist to old school jewish practices. And people who vote against the religious have no idea that they are wiping themselves from existence. Till this point religious have depended on the non religous to fullfill these dutiea. Wow pure purim style.

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