MK Yulia Malinovsky Says Chareidim Are In “Closed Ghetto”


MK (Yisrael Beitenu) Yulia Malinovsky responded to a Kikar Shabbos News report attacking Yisrael Beitenu leader MK Avigdor Lieberman. According to Malinovsky, the chareidi public is closed in a ghetto and is not integrating into the community.

The Kikar Shabbos report attacked Lieberman, who cited that the chareidi tzibur does not work. Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri responded, citing it is Lieberman who looks after those who do not pay taxes as he represents the elderly immigrants from the Former Soviet Union who do not and did not work in Israel, yet he feels the State of Israel should pay their pensions.

Malinovsky stated she wishes to address the chareidi public and its askanim “for it is far easier to control them when closed in a ghetto and does not integrate into Israeli society.”

What has Malinovsky particularly riled up is how the Kikar report ends, stating “Eight mandates are dependent on immigrants whose connection to the State of Israel is still not clear.”

She reminds Yishai Cohen of Kikar News “that his parents or grandparents were also immigrants years ago, and no one placed their connection to the State of Israel in question.”

In the Kikar report, Deri is quoted stating that over NIS 2 billion is being sought to pay the pensions of FSU immigrants who never worked or paid taxes as well as opening Absorption Ministries in 17 states around the FSU while their very Jewishness is in question.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Hi Yulia;
    Lemme safely break it to for. Unfortunately, Israeli culture Is not one we want our precious kids to be introduced to. If this is considered an to u and your folks not integrating, then “thank you Hashem”.
    We should only continue in our path set forward by our holy Torah.
    You just keep out.

  2. sick lady. she has no real experience in what religious Jews do or think or how they live their lives.

    between her and the left and Liberman, they live in a cloud of what they ‘believe’ but never see the reality that religious life is much better than the secular life in so many ways: family, happiness, children, fidelity, friends, and also next world too!

  3. Lieberman, who cited that […] Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri responded, citing […]

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  4. By definition, much of the Chareidi tzibur voluntarily chooses to isolate itself from certain aspects of the secular population in EY. Some is simply a reflection of fundamentally different hashkafah and is NOT going to change. In other areas, there are structural issues in the Israeli economy that make it difficult for Chareidim to become part of the economy, including the long-debated linkages of IDF service and employment opportunities, alternative paths to vocational training, and subtle forms of discrimination. The latter set of issues are not being addressed effectively by either side and could allow for integration without assimilation.