Hareidim Mulling ´H-Bomb´: Million Man Demo (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 07/10/12)
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Hareidim may unleash a metaphorical "H-bomb" – a million-man
demonstration – in response to the attempts to force hareidim to
enlist into the IDF or alternative national service.
Likud´s Minister Moshe Ya´alon and Kadima´s MK Yohanan Plesner are
expected to present a bill regulating enlistment of hareidim on
Wednesday. The two have not yet reached common ground on the matters
that are in dispute, and the content of the bill is therefore not yet
However, the eida hareidit stream within the hareidi world is not
sitting still. According to different reports, its representatives
have been meeting with senior members of Shas and several hassidic
dynasties, with the purpose of uniting them in a huge demonstration,
protesting what they see as an attempt to deal a mortal blow to the
world of yeshivas and kollels.
Sources in the eida hareidit say that next Thursday – July 19, the
eve of Rosh Hodesh Av – is their target date for the demonstration.
Senior sources within United Torah Judaism told Arutz Sheva that a
decision has yet to be made. "We are waiting to see where the wind is
blowing in the new law, and we will decide accordingly whether to
turn to protests like this demonstration." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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