DISTURBING: Teen Points Knife At Religious Zionism MK At Arba Minim Shuk

MK Simcha Rothman at the Arba Minim shuk in Jerusalem.

Religious MK Simcha Rothman, the head of the Knesset’s Constitution Committee and one of the architects of the government’s judicial reform plan, went to the Arba Minim shuk on Rechov Yafo in Jerusalem on Thursday.

While he was there, a 14-year-old boy pulled out a knife and approached the MK. Rothman’s security guards quickly overpowered the teen and transferred him to the police.

Rothman’s security detail was bolstered several months ago in the wake of a rise in threats against him from leftists.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. It is beyond disturbing the hate shown to a shomer shabbos jew who has a different opinion than you. Would a gadol like Rav Kook be treated this way as well

  2. @LBJ which yeshiva velt is against all forms of Zionism? You made that up. Most were very pro Zionism . Rav Kook zl was the main stream shita. Both R eliyashiv zl and R shloma zalman zl learned by him. Ponivitch had an Israeli flag yom hatzmut and even the Mir for a few years. R isser zalman meltzer son as well as the netziv son were big mizrachi leaders. There were tons of gedolim who supported them. Yes brisk is one small segment of the yeshiva velt . I am not here to say who is right and who is wrong but don’t make it as if it’s all yeshiva velt. That’s revisionist history

  3. Yossi Name Erased,

    With your hateful post, you just invited the gutting you wished for Simcha Rothman upon yourself. Just hope the Chevra Kadisha is able to collect the filthy mess you leave for proper burial, not that you deserve it.

  4. Chaim. Rav Shmuel Auerbach worshipped Rav Elyashiv do you think than that Rav Elyashiv who studied by Rav kook was pro medinah a ki who zeh?

    Look up why Rav Elyashiv left being a Dayan for the rabbanut