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Both Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush and MK Uri Maklev commented on the fact that Peleg faction protestors decided to protest outside their homes on Tuesday morning, 28 Shevat. The protestors at Maklev’s home tried to prevent him from leaving the Jerusalem apartment building to daven shachris. Police moved in and cleared the way, making some arrests in the process.
At the beginning of a session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee “On Tuesday morning”, Porush stated, “at 8:40AM, there was a protest near my home. My colleagues and I were elected by close to a quarter of a million men and women because Gedolei Yisrael instructed them to vote for us. Those who are protesting did not vote in the elections. We know that Gedolei Yisrael did not send them. I want to add that if we are seated here, it is because Gedolei Yisrael sent us on shlichus, at their behest.”
MK Maklev added, “We were not elected by primary elections, but appointed by Gedolei Yisrael. We are caring about what they want from us. One of our tests regarding our loyalty to them is this discussion.” He explains the party is not left-wing or right-wing, and does not have a position other than representing Gedolei Yisrael.
The two clearly distanced themselves from renewing Peleg protests, aware for the average Israeli, the Peleg faction represents chareidi Jewry in Israel.
In the accompanying video, we see Peleg protestors outside Maklev’s home, trying to prevent him from heading to shul for shachris.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)