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Israel's ultra-Orthodox Spare Their Leaders Soul-searching in Wake of Mount Meron Disaster

Haredi media put the blame on police alone, while downplaying the role of elected officials in the neglect that led to the death of 45 pilgrims, and ignoring the fact they've been in government for years

Aaron Rabinowitz
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The Mount Meron disaster took the entire country by surprise. In decades of Lag Ba’omer celebrations at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, hundreds had been injured every year due to overcrowding, yet life went on as usual.

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