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MK (Yisrael Beitenu) David Rotem took part in a panel discussion on the Knesset TV station addressing the drafting of chareidim under a new law which is being formulated. Rotem was opposed by Yated Ne’eman correspondent Benny Rabinowitz.
Rotem, a shomer shabbat Jew announced “It is preferable to have goyim that fight on behalf of the state and are willing to die than to have parasites that remain unwilling to contribute to the state.
He also confirmed there is a possibility of his party breaking from the coalition government over the draft issue. “I don’t want to leave the coalition to permit Kadima to grab our portfolios. I will wait until the chareidim leave the coalition, then Kadima and only then, maybe I will”.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)