I get a strange feeling that the Haredim are the easist sector to attack when, if I can trust this item that the bankers and their cronies, the ones that are manipulating the national resources of the State of Israel, are placing the burden of keeping our "ship of state" going. As another staff writer, Ms Judy Maltz alluded, there is a very prosperous "money economy" in the Haredi sector that is based on "under the table" incomes, a combination of money in the banks and "G'mach'im" parallel to the sharks that control the public purse. If anybody is going to come out this mess, it's more likely the Haredim will because they don't operate by the rules that are meant to enrich the upper percentiles, and I wouldn't be surprised that some erstwhile Secularists might find a "G'mach" one of those places to put their savings, knowing the money will go to people that really need it, and it will always be available when they require it. Sharing the burden? Zahal, in aggregate inducts between 65-75 percent of the pool that ifrom which it calls up for examinations, and of that, there is a certain reduncancy. Do they need more soldiers, Haredi or otherwise? Maybe there are other "national needs", medical services, schools, and other areas that are short of personnell--that's not sharing the burden? Many EU nations with a draft, offer Civilian Service as an alternative-- our pols want to look like Europe so much, why not in this way? Something is rotten in Denmark, or, as another song--"There a dead skunk in the middle of the road" that some very intelligent people, who like to stick it to the Haredim prefer to ignore.
Alleged Jerusalem gay pride parade stabber brought before judge for remand hearing (Haaretz)
from the article: Are Israel's banks using the people's money to control the people?