Livni Takes Aim at Israel’s Rabbis, Religious Public

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chareidimKadima Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni took a shot at Israel’s rabbis and its religious population in a speech at the opening session of the second day of the annual Herzliya Conference today.

The conference, held at the LauderSchool of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, is set to continue through Thursday at the IDC Herzliya Campus, traditionally the venue for addresses by top politicians and policymakers both in Israel and abroad..

Livni focused on the issue of “the minority in the State of Israel [imposing] its will on the majority of those in the State of Israel.”

The chairwoman, who heads the Opposition and last year fought a battle for political survival, claimed a similar existential battle for the survival of Israel’s values is also raging in the country.

“There are two visions in Israel, which are completely different, and they are colliding with one another,” she explained. “The first sees Israel as a ‘national home for the Jewish people… a home for all its citizens’ where the rule of law and authority sits within the courts,” she said.

The second, she went on to say, is “another country which is some kind of improved ghetto” and the “source of authority is the rabbis and not the court.” She lamented this separation was not “half and half that tear equally.”

The Kadima chairwoman also complained that 50 percent of students in Israel are being taught in Hebrew, while another percentage are being taught in Arabic, and yet another percentage are being taught in Yiddish, “with no connection whatsoever to what they were being taught.”

Read more: Arutz Sheva

{Arutz Sheva/ Newscenter}


  1. She doesn’t even believe what she’s saying. But like the antisemites of old she knows that hitting the chareidim (the secular Isareli’s version of the jews) will score her points.Nebach.

  2. Absurdity: ‘the minority imposing its will on the majority’. It is a known FACT that the majority of Jews in Israel are either traditional (which include secular, conservative and orthodox), Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox and chareidi! Polls were, in fact, recently taken about these views and something like more than 70% are of this opinion. Livni is a leftist (includes no more than 15% of the Jews in Israel) and is helping her fellow leftists in the media (which is 90% leftist) to promote this absurdity. Jews and non-Jews should not fall for these outlandish untrue statements. It is obvious that her goal is to make Israel just another western-type country with ‘no’ connection to its Jewishness & holiness, r’l.

  3. Yeah she and her cohorts are petrified that soon what she refers to as the minority will bezras Hashem become the majority. If that were to happen then maybe Israel would become
    a Jewish country and not remain Western type democracy with the ehtical values and morals (very low) prevalent today.

  4. Look at her speech carefully. Absolutly no problem with the arabs, only ‘those’ charaidem.

    Wait a minute – this speech is exactly what haman said to Achashvairosh.

  5. These wicked Reshayim will end their reign very soon with the coming of Moshiach! The mapalah will be fast & hard! Just hang in there!


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