As Israeli politicians continued to quarrel on Wednesday over a new
draft law that would ensure equal sharing of the burden, students
from Bar Ilan University came to the streets of Bnei Brak to speak to
The Student Association at Bar Ilan has expressed its solidarity with
those who are protesting and calling for equal sharing in the burden,
and some of the members of the association attended a demonstration
outside the Tel Aviv Museum last Saturday evening.
The students explained that the purpose of the visit to Bnei Brak was
to bring different population sectors together and to conduct
dialogue on the issue of sharing the burden.
“We’re trying to do things in a different way,” Erez Naim, a student
at Bar Ilan, told Arutz Sheva. “We’re trying to talk to [the
residents in Bnei Brak]. We’re trying to explain to them how we feel
about being the only people who go into the army. We want them to
share with us, but in a better way. We’re trying to get them to
Naim said that the students, who brought candies for the residents,
are focusing on dialogue rather than arguing.
“We’re hearing that they feel as though no one is trying to
understand them, that we’re going against them and against the world
of Torah,” he said. “They feel that they are doing something for the
community, that they are trying to save the Jewish world and that
we’re coming to destroy all that.”