Lapid, Bennett campaign to 'share the burden' emboldening Haredi hardliners
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett teaming up to impose their unilateral process for drafting Haredi men on Netanyahu may play well for mainstream cameras, but the result is the ultra-Orthodox are becoming more extreme in their positions and less willing to compromise.
Readers of the ultra-Orthodox newspaper Yated Neeman, and in its wake, the entire Haredi press, have been getting generous daily exhortations toward religious extremism for some weeks now. "The army draft decree is comparable to a time when Jews are forced to give up their religion, and at such a time, one must be willing to die even over [a religious principle as seemingly insignificant as] a shoelace....
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