Participants in a meeting of Agudas Yisrael activists in the office of Meir Porush, they discussed the state’s recent response to a petition being heard by the High Court of Justice addressing the drafting of chareidim into the IDF. The state explained that beginning in the summer of 2013, thousands of chareidim are going to be called for military service.
The Agudah officials explain that such a policy is irresponsible and lacks a realization of the consequences of such a policy, the daily HaMevaser reports. Rav Porush reminded the khal that after the High Court of Justice ordered the expulsion of residents from homes in Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quite vocal regarding his position, speaking of possibly legislating a law that would bypass the court’s decision. “Now that we are dealing with קודש הקדשים של עם ישראל,” the destruction of yeshivos R”L, the government permits itself to publically declare the draft of bnei yeshivos is a matter of a few months.
Porush added the state did not even bother to explain to the court that in actuality, the IDF cannot compel the avreichim to serve for in reality; they will prefer to fill the nation’s prisons before agreeing to abandon the benches of beis medrash.
Porush condemned the prime minister’s “immoral position”, for he feels that without the frum community Mr. Netanyahu would not have been elected yet now, he turns his back on this very same tzibur. Porush adds the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will become the first prime minister in the state’s history who rejects the study of Torah as the “profession” of the avreichim and therefore, is working to compel their draft into military service.
Porush explains the actions of the administration is tantamount to a declaration of war against the chareidi tzibur and on this matter there cannot and will not be the slightest compromise towards accommodating the position of the government.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)