Chareidi Members of Knesset taking part in a Knesset Finance Committee meeting which was attended by Civil Service Commissioner Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, told him the chareidi tzibur is discriminated against just because they are chareidim. They added that the Prime Minister’s Office does not hire chareidi women because they claim they lack the required experience.
During the meeting of the Knesset committee, MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev called for creating dedicated positions for the chareidi tzibur to open the doors to senior posts where chareidim are not represented in fair numbers. Maklev called for dedicating certain positions for chareidi women, and to bring them in for on the training level as many firms do for they realize the value of their investment, training these women, who will continue in the long run. Maklev explained that despite the fact the chareidi women have proven themselves, the government offices label them as not having the required experience even after they have acquired experience.
Maklev asked to also receive data pertaining to the representation of chareidim, as he explained in the closing year, there were no new tenders for positions in government offices because of elections. “We have been in election campaigns for an entire year and do not know for how long this will last. During this time, there have been no new tenders,” he added.
Maklev thought that there is a possibility to release some tenders in cases of actual need, and they can be handled by the Exceptions Committee, but the court ruled against this.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)