Beit Shemesh: Moshiach’s ‘Stop the Terror & Coercion’ Campaign


Natalie Moshiach, the 27-year-old woman who reported being “lynched” in Beit Shemesh by chareidim last month has launched a campaign to “stop the terror and coercion”.

The campaign got underway today, 12 Shevat 5772, with a vehicular convoy from Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem, to the Prime Minister’s Office, hoping to attract media attention with the message.  Heading the convoy was be Mrs. Hadassah Margolese, whose 8-year-old daughter Na’ama gained national notoriety in December 2011 as she became a victim of zealots who disapproved of her dati leumi level of modesty, threatening her verbally, spitting on her and bringing the child to a point she feared the 300 meter walk from her home to the B’not Orot School in Beit Shemesh. Also at the head of the convoy was Ms. Moshiach, who after her ordeal last week met with the Jerusalem police chief and minister of public security, asking why the suspects in the attack against her were released on bail.

The initiative did not attract a significant number of participants, and the few vehicles headed out of Beit Shemesh after 10:00am Sunday morning, with the event labeled a “flop” by some of the media. Participants nevertheless drove to the Prime Minister’s Office and called on PM Netanyahu and the government to take action to bring an end to the current unacceptable situation.

Ra’anan Amsellem, an organizer of the event, told Kikar Shabbat “We are sending the message ‘Stop the terror. Stop the coercion. We are the voice of the many religious and non-religious men and women who simply have had enough of the violence. We are here to protest against it”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. I believe terror is way too harsh a word to use. Terror is what the suicide bombers and missile shooters do to us. What was done to her wasn’t and isn’t terror although it was violence and abuse and must be stopped.

  2. From the Wikipedia

    Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.

  3. This smells a rat.. Mrs. Margolese seems to be on a witch hunt for anything Chareidi and is using the fame from her daugther’s “incident”.. she made a big deal out of blurred faces on a circular and now she is doing this.. this woman is out for political issues . It is very suspicious that her daughter’s “incident” was only brought up to the main media when the whole country was in uproar over the segregation .. This whole thing is political from beginning to end.

  4. who reported being “lynched” in Beit Shemesh by chareidim

    Why is this episode “who reported” yet when Charedim are attacked in our cities it is a TRUE EVENT?

  5. Also, the mentioned how Chareidi children threw stones on Dati kids in 2010.. well, THIS erev shabbos DATI LEUMI kids threw stones at CHAREIDI KIDS right across from my home!!!

  6. To #6. No human being should throw stones at anyone. Period.

    Now, do you condemn the actions of those using violence and mafia type coercion against the Orot Banot school children and their parents? Against Natali Moschiach? Do you condemn the rock throwing and violence in RBS Bet?

    And while we are at it, why are you attacking the victims here instead of attacking those who are being violent against fellow jews and those who are also standing silent? This is not about Charedi versus Dati versus Masoriti versus Chiloni! This is about a group of people who are systematically attacking other Jews.