Despotism of the majority? Are you kidding? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • jn
    • 27.12.11 | 09:22 (IST)

    The Haredim are made to think that Israel is their home, but they do not acknowledge Israel. They think they are a law unto themselves and everybody should behave according to their kind of Judaism. c And please do not tell me that the Haredim represent the true value of Judaism. They are not. They are afraid of the encroachment of the outside world on their world. Their leaders are pushing them to ever more extremism so as to keep them in the fold and in their place. Their leaders sense real danger.

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