Knesset Member Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) lashed out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying it kept on ruling against Israel’s chareidi residents.
“You know what we will do? We’ll stop paying taxes,” he said in an interview to Kol Chai Radio.
In the interview, conducted after the High Court approved the opening of a separate school for Emmanuel’s Ashkenazi girls which will not be funded by the State, the chairman of the Knesset’s Finance Committee compared the Supreme Court to past Supreme Court panels.
“If we thought the Supreme Court, led by Aharon Barak, was the worst – it turns out the current court is seven times worse. A place where, like in history with the Russian czar, who would decide whatever he wanted, hurt whoever he wanted and did not have to answer to anyone. He didn’t hold a dialogue with anyone. This is the way they behave.”
According to Gafni, “The court rules against us constantly.” He warned that “if it fails to restrain itself and thinks it can really do whatever it wants like a haggler from the market… we will win, you’ll see. What will we do? We’ll stop paying taxes.”
He added, “We will win because we have been here since the revelation of Sinai. They (the High Court) are only here now.”
He went on to address High Court discussions on the core subjects issue in school.
“We will stop paying taxes. What will happen? They’ll throw us in jail. The money is ours, but if, God forbid, they try to hurt our children’s education and stop the budgeting, there will be war. There are many ways to conduct a struggle. I suggest that no one test us.”