The Haredim’s New 'Natural Partners’

Given Shas’ long-standing verbal abuse of Arabs, a vision of Haredim linking up with left-wing elements and Palestinian citizens to change Israel from an ethnocentric state to a pluralistic one seems at first glance a utopian ideal. But for Haredi society it’s the call of the hour.

Despite the sharp ideological differences between Orthodox Judaism and modern Zionist nationalism, for many years the ultra-Orthodox parties have been the so-called natural partners in the government of the Jewish nation-state.