Chareidi women outside the Tiveria induction office were visited by Tiveria Ron Kobi on Sunday, who launched a live Facebook event regarding their actions at that venue.
As their colleagues do in Jerusalem, women from Tzefas who identify with the Eida Chareidis, during recent weeks have been traveling to Tiveria to distribute literature to religious women in front of the city’s IDF induction center.
On Sunday morning, February 24, 2019, Tiveria Mayor Ron Kobi, who maintains a vehement anti-chareidi policy, used Facebook live to send his message, explaining how he is working to get rid of those chareidi women, using inciteful terms against chareidim and rabbonim in his post.
“It is a disgrace, in Tiveria 2019, chareidi coercion. I understand they are harassing women. We will get rid of you from here” wrote Kobi.
A woman responded, “It’s legal, we have a lawyer and here are documents that show [our actions are] legal,” said one of the women.
Ron Kobi: “It’s over, let Litzman and all your rabbis know that it’s over.”
One of the women responded: “But it’s legal, you cannot get rid of us, we just explain to the girls their rights in the recruitment office.”
At this point, a female clerk serving in the induction center came out and said, “The mayor is correct”. Ron Kobi responded. “I ask you to keep us updated when they come here to harass and threaten. The harassed girls will file a complaint with the police.”
Police arrived at the scene to speak to the women, and they gave him the cell phone number of the attorney to speak with him about the legality of their actions.
The mayor asked the women “get out of here as we will not have chareidi coercion. The determined women however did not budge, defying the angered mayor as they continued with their mission at the location.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)