On Thursday morning one of the anarchist protest organizers disgustingly tried (but failed) to stage a video of Ultra-Orthodox Jews chasing after money he threw at them.
Other anarchist leaders have tried to insult, instigate and provoke the residents of Bnei Brak into anger and even violence.
But the residents of Bnei Brak were not having any of that. They greeted their fellow Jews with smiles, songs, drinks and cholent.
אין על תושבי בני ברק. ברוכים הבאים! pic.twitter.com/rScSKpKPl2
— משה גפני Moshe Gafni (@Gafni_Moshe) March 23, 2023
And eventually this led to protesters dancing with a Sefer Torah, and one older protester even breaking down in tears to the song Shalom Aleichem.
קודם כל יהודי ,ציוני ,ישראלי.
"מלאכי העליון "
התיעוד שריגש הערב את בני ברק והמפגין מבין שהוא גם יהודי בסוף. pic.twitter.com/jAyxRC5dyi
— mano levi (@levimano) March 23, 2023
But the highlight of the evening was something the community organizers didn’t expect to foil their plans for provocation.
Many of the protesters finally stopped screaming, chanting, whistling and drumming, and instead began talking with the Haredi citizens of Bnei Brak.
Perhaps for some, their first time ever talking to an Ultra-Orthodox Jew.
Until now the protests have been about shutting up and drowning out the other – anyone and everyone the community organizers disagree with, via mindless zombie chants and noise.
But this time, the inner Jewish voice of the average Israeli citizen won out, and the noise stopped and the talking began.
And this is why in the end, the anarchist community organizers will lose and the Jewish people will win.
Achim Anachnu. We are brothers.
סופסוף הגיעו להידברות, בני ברק כעת. pic.twitter.com/YFxhNEORvL
— אריאל אלחרר (@ariel_elharar_) March 23, 2023