It seems the ultra-Orthodox Jews aren’t content to suckle on the government teat, and have been stepping up their bigoted douchebaggery. When the sane part of Israel rightfully called foul on this they decided to play the martyr card, dressing up as Holocaust victims.
My mistake. I thought it was the same fringe group.
So these aren’t the same folk who also protest Zionism? The ones protesting here are still the fringes; it’s not representative of other Orthodox groups. They may not like secular Israelis much, but usually they’re just content to f with everyone’s marriages and citizenship.
My mother will drop dead when I finish typing this, but Israel is a real shithole these days.
The “Zionism is racism” weirdos oppose Zionism.
The Haredim oppose Zionism.
But it does not follow that the Haredim think Zionism is racism.
All A are C.
All B are C.
Does not imply that all A are B or all B are A.
From what I understand, they oppose Zionism not because of any alledged racism but because of religious reasons.
What could be done?
Withing a few decades, won’t Israel have about equal parts Arabs, Haredim and non-Haredi Jews? That’ll be interesting.