Yahadut Hatorah MK Menachem Eliezer Moses briefly addressed the Knesset plenum on Tuesday, 2 Kislev 5774. Moses used the time allotted him to address the Shaked Committee’s direction, to impose monetary sanctions on chareidim who fail to comply with the new draft law that is expected to pass by the end of 2013.
Moses spoke of how arnona property tax assistance and mortgage incentives will be cut along with other state aid, stating “I want to ask the committee. Do we have permission to breath? Perhaps you will cut our electricity, water and gas too?”
Moses added that without a mortgage one cannot buy an apartment, asking if the state plans to jail the chareidim as draft law violators. “This is an absolute shame. I suggest shutting of the faucets completely and turn out the lights. Take it to the end!”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)