'There’s a unique place of pique for the Israelis in certain places in the administration' hovering over negotiations, expert tells New York Times.08:55 29.04.16 | 0 comments
The Haredim do not contribute much to state income; many are too poor to pay taxes. But they enjoy state support for having large families and by welfare payments. If the state is also paying for educating their children, they should also be required to teach basic modern subjects (like math, for God's sake) so that the children have some professional choices when they grow up. If the Haredim reject this, let them pay for education from their own pockets. Of course, Haredim should be required to serve in the IDF or at least provide some "national service", or else should "enjoy the same benefits" as Israeli Arabs do.