It may take time, but the revolt will come - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 25.12.11 | 12:33 (IST)

    The present furor over the exclusion of women is another nail in the coffin of the special privileges enjoyed by the haredi sector. Today, the haredi population numbers some 700,000, of a total Israeli population of 7.5 million. 60% of the haredi men voluntarily do not work; they and their numerous offspring (8 children per family is not uncommon) are supported by one million taxpayers - yes, ONLY ONE MILLION TAXPAYERS!!! Moreover, their numerous offspring are all entitled to child allowances, all out of our income tax money. The haredi yeshiva students get monthlystipends, all out of our tax money. Their religious seminaries and other institutions arfe all supported by our tx money. ONe of these days,something will happens that will make the taxpaying publiclose its temper and its tolerance of the parasitic andtheocratic haredi population. Thenwoe to them.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Israel is a democracy and won't tolerate discrimination
    First published 11:21 25.12.11 | Last updated 11:21 25.12.11
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