Report on ultra-Orthodox enlistment to IDF could tear Israel apart, expert says
Prof. Yedidia Stern, a member of the state-sanctioned Plesner committee on Haredi service, says current wording of report did more to alienated Haredim than to integrate them into society.
Prof. Yedidia Stern has a nightmare. He fears the coming weeks will tear Israeli society apart, as Rabin's murder did. Stern sees hate-filled demonstrations of tens of thousands of people and terror-stricken rallies of hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox men. He also sees mass ceremonies featuring the tearing up of identity cards.