Yisrael Beitenu party chairman Avigdor Lieberman appears determined to continue his chareidi-bashing campaign which began last week with the airing of a video comparing chareidim to Hamas. In his latest anti-chareidi diatribe, the former defense minister announced that he feels if Israel’s founding fathers were chareidim, it is unlikely that the state would ever have been created.
Under the banner of “I believe – Only Lieberman will not capitulate to chareidim” he writes “The fathers of Zionism were total Jews, but not a single one of them was chareidi, and this is not coincidental. If they were chareidim, it is doubtful if the State of Israel would have been established.
“It is not inconceivable that until now, we would wait for Moshiach to redeem us from the misery of galus” he added sarcastically to his followers, indicating with the State of Israel, the Jews are out of galus.
Party officials add, “In a choice between the conception of Jabotinsky and that of MK Litzman, we select Jabotinsky without hesitation! Yisrael Beitenu is in favor of a Jewish State, not a chareidi state; a strong modern state not a dark galus one. We are for a Yiddishkheit that accepted Ruth the Moabite and against those who bury soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the state outside the fence”.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)