MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Yisrael Eichler joined his colleagues, releasing a statement to the media following the cabinet’s passing of the Share the Burden Bill on Sunday which is intended to draft bnei yeshivos into the IDF.
“The government decision declaring lomdei Torah law-breaking criminals is an attack against our right to exist in the Jewish State. The evil government will not succeed in compelling the draft law upon us because the bnei torah, roshei yeshivos and rabbonim and will go to prison proudly together with their talmidim who are being hunted in our holy land.”
“Jewish history will remember with eternal shame the decree signed during the Three Weeks against Toras Yisrael and it will be remembered on the fast of Tisha B’Av.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)