Time to Get Tough With Israel's ultra-Orthodox, Says Stanley Gold

The veteran businessman and chairman of an advocacy group for religious freedom and equality is furious with Israel for destroying itself.

Coalition members may be squabbling these days about sanctions that could be imposed on ultra-Orthodox men who do not enlist in the Israeli army, but Stanley Gold, chairman of the advocacy group Hiddush: For Religious Freedom and Equality, and CEO of the investment company Shamrock Holdings, is unimpressed by all the talk of equal sharing of the economic and military burden.