The anti-chareidi sentiment accompanying the current national government is not new, but at times, the remarks heard over the past year have struck a resounding cord – a reminder of the sad situation that exists.
The latest incident takes place over the airwaves, on Galei Tzahal (Army Radio). Broadcasters were in good spirits, for after all it was Israel’s 66th Independence Day. They spoke of which segments of society need to be diluted, and one promptly stated that the population that he would most like to see reduced is the chareidim, adding “they probably have the worst taste, of kneidelach, and that is very murky”.
Other panel members joined in, not wishing to be outdone. They agreed with their colleague adding “it’s murky because it’s kosher. “The murkiest restaurants are those with a hashgacha” another added.
Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) officials have issued an apology.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)