In light of recent bills passed and in the process of being passed into law by the government and Knesset, MK Rabbi Yisrael Eichler on Wednesday, 3 Kislev warned from the Knesset podium that the nation is heading on a suicidal path.
Eichler warns the government is heading towards chas v’sholom losing the Jewish identity of the nation, suggesting to possibly entertain becoming a nation for all the people, without the burden of a Jewish identity. “This would end all the infighting. We can have an Arab prime minister and perhaps a Jewish president and everyone can live how they wish and do what they wish.”
Eichler was referring to the bills addressing liberalized marriage registration, less restrictions surrounding conversions, civil marriage and the latest, permitting parents to adopt a child of a different religion.
Eichler explained that when Ben-Gurion spoke of a nation for all the people he was careful to take the steps to maintain Israel’s Jewish identity, which this government is destroying. “Perhaps we should bring back the British or Turkey for there is no place for a Jewish country that wages a war against Yiddishkheit…Let’s set up a land of non religious and we can bring the Red Crescent on our flag and the superstars of the United States and John Kerry can live happily ever after.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)