MK Yisroel Eichler Returns to the Knesset


yisroel-eichlerFormer Knesset member Yisroel Eichler returned to the Knesset yesterday as a replacement for MK Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism), in accordance with a rotation deal between the two.

Eichler told Ynet ahead of his reinstatement about the goals he had set for himself, which include “depriving anti-charedi racism of its legitimacy.”

“It is disseminated and funded by outside sources in the US and Europe and causes hatred. We will fight this in any way possible, including the discussed parliamentary investigation. Our battle is for maintaining Jewish culture and making sure Israel’s soul is not snuffed out,” he said.

The former journalist also spoke about his decision to leave the charedi news for a position in politics. “Contrary the way things used to be, when the Knesset ruled and the media criticized, today it is the opposite, and it is entirely unclear whether I will have a greater effect from here than from where I was,” he said.

However, Eichler explained, his rebbe had told him to return to the Knesset. “It is a mission – I was sent, so I am going,” he said.

{Yair Israel}