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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.06.10 | 05:42 (IDT)

    The government of Israel for a long time has exhibited more than 'apathy' towards Haredim. Sixty years ago the attitude of the vast majority of Israelis towards the Ultra-Orthodox was apathy. Sure the Ultra-Orthodox were opposed to the foundation of Israel. Sure they were a major problem in 1948 because they refused to help defend or save themselves from the Arabs. Certainly they refused to take part in founding and defending Israel. So what? The vast majority of Israelis viewed them with apathy. They accepted them as colorful examples of a failed Judaeism from the past. During the last 30 years they have become a dominant part of the Conservative Coalition which has dominated Israel during that period. Their every lunacy was indulged, any absurdity was entertained. Why should people who's ancestors were opposed to the founding of Israel be dedicated to the concepts upon which Israel was founded? The fatal 'apathy' has not been the indulgence of Likud and Kadima governments to the every whim of the Haredim. The fatal apathy has been the failure of the heirs of those who founded Israel to assert the objectives and dreams of those founders who did not understand that those who opposed what they were trying to build 60 years ago would one day come to dominate the nation. Government 'apathy' hell. The vast majority of Israelis are those who have surrendered not only to apathy, but the a lunatic fringe which rather that Israel never existed. The Ultra-Orthodox exist upon Israeli welfare. The majority of Israelis subsidize those determined to destroy their nation. So WHO is insane?

    from the article: Israeli apathy is to blame for ultra-Orthodox arrogance
    First published 02:39 18.06.10 | Last updated 02:39 18.06.10
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