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    • Zev Davis
    • 17.02.10 | 15:13 (IST)

    Mr. Ilan, Did you read how Shas, one of the leading parties in the coalition threated to to pull out if . . . social benefits would be cut for the lower percentiles, or more recently, how MK Ravitz is promoting free dental care for all the school children of the State of Israel. In general, the Haredi parties are usually very strong on social issues, moreso than the Lists that started out with platforms that promoted the "working class". T'would seem that the Haredim are picking up that gauntlet. I wonder what would happen if the Haredim weren't there to remind the Left and erstwhile Social Conservatives who are willing to let the people who aren't doing as well to continue not doing well. They deserve to live in poverty--they are not Secularists!

    from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies
    First published 03:10 16.02.10 | Last updated 17:38 16.02.10
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