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Border Guard officers prevent a mob from blocking MK Rothman’s car in Ramat Hasharon, March 23, 2023.

The Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee Chairman MK Simcha Rothman (Religious Zionism) had to be rescued by police after a mob surrounded the Ramat Hasharon home of Yuval Tal, founder of the Pioneer hi-tech company, where Rothman was visiting.

The mob of several hundred wealthy residents of the wealthy suburb of Ramat Hasharon was yelling: “Shame!” “Rothman the Coward,” and “Go home,” although they were trying to keep him from going home.


Border Guard officers arrived at the scene and eventually repelled the angry but well-to-do crowd, to allow MK Rothman to drive away in his car.

Hadar Segal who posted the two tweets above described MK Rothman as “escaping like a tyrant” and commented on how funny it was to see the cops chasing behind his car. Violence is fun – that’s probably the essence of anarchism.

Earlier on Thursday, a mob in Petah Tikvah tried to prevent Rothman and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich from raising a glass to usher in the month of Nissan.

In February, a group of anarchists congregated outside the MK’s home in the Pnei Kedem settlement in Gush Etzion, to try and prevent him from driving to the Knesset – because they were defending democracy against the people who were elected democratically.

MK Rothman tweeted Thursday night: “I was in 2 places tonight. In Petah Tikvah, I received applause and praise. In Ramat Hasharon, I received severe criticism and even accusations. In both places, a small and violent group tried to prevent me from arriving or leaving. Hearing and voicing even uncomfortable things – that’s democracy. Violence, silencing, and blocking roads – that’s not democracy.”

Makes sense.


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