The incitement against the chareidim in Eretz Yisrael continues. Yediot Achronot columnist Ra’anan Shaked raised a storm on Twitter when he attacked the chareidi families who were traveling with their children in Tel Aviv during bein hazmanim.
In a since deleted tweet, Shaked wrote: “Well, what’s the matter with chareidi families that go around in Tel Aviv with children of all ages – including toddlers – at one o’clock at night? Let someone stop them on the side and ask for a parent’s license”, intimating they should have approval before permitted to have children.
Responding to people who were furious at his tweet, Shaked replied: “Yes, [with these chareidim] it is parenthood that does not recognize the child’s needs and its responsibility for a child’s welfare.”
One person on twitter named Uriya responded to Shaked: “Can you be more patronizing or bloated?? Do you know how parenting should look? You issue licenses to order?? You’re the one who understands the mind of a child?”.
Ari Vidar wrote: “I would also require a parenting license from parents who expose their children to all kinds of games / screens / and scenes that do not suit them … Maybe we’ll start with you Ra’anan, what do you think”, referencing to the non-frum community and their standards of what a child may see or be exposed to.
Another named David Turnheim tweeted in response to Shaked: “It seems to me that it bothers you more that the chareidi families are walking around in Tel Aviv than the late hour of the day. You are not the type that really cares for the welfare of the chareidi child but it appears their presence enrages you.”
As noted, the hate-provoking comments caused widespread criticism on social networks, demanding that Shaked apologize for his blatant and erroneous statements.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)