The Ichud Leumi faction of Bayit Yehudi has announced it is joining the new Bnei Akiva campaign, which calls on members to support shomer Shabbos stores exclusively. In response to the new Bnei Akiva campaign, the Chiloni Forum has called upon authorities to launch an investigation against Bnei Akiva. Ichud Leumi explains they are behind the campaign, for those loyal to Shabbos prefer to buy and shop in Shomer Shabbos stores.
Ichud Leumi officials add, “After they failed in they attempt to take down officials in Bnei David, the Mechina in Yishuv Eli, they are now trying to silence the voice of supporting shomer Shabbos businesses.” Ichud Leumi maintains the forum has been behind recent efforts to take down the leaders of Yeshivat Bnei David, Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Yigal Levinstein for their statements opposing women serving as combatants in the IDF.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)