Angry journalists, who initially boycotted the session, describe subcommittee's claims to be part of a 'witch hunt,' and slam Israel's 'authoritarian' efforts to clamp down on the media.14:27 09.02.16 | 2 comments
..... Your understanding of world politics is bordering on total ignorance, and the result is that you will eventually be almost solely responsible in turning away the few alliances that we are still able to muster for our cause to survive here as a Jewish entity, alongside our neighbors. Your party's business should focus on your constituents and their fate as equal citizens in this land, not by offering them second rate housing projects in the heartland of Palestinian and Israeli Arab heavily populated centers. However, I increasingly find that Shas in particular, as well as most religiously motivated political movements, have cut insincerity down to a fine art. I have become totally and utterly convinced that you are out to sabotage our presence in this land, without of course bearing the consequences, or for that matter, paying the price by at least significantly increasing the numbers of military recruits from your ranks. I expect no reply from you for the reasons stated above. I write to you in English with the explicit purpose of disseminating this letter after you have received it and offering you the opportunity to debate my severe allegations.