MK Sofa Landver of Yisrael Beiteinu triggered a storm by describing chareidim of draft age as “hoodlums with a yarmulke on their head” during a discussion of the draft law.
Knesset Chairman Yisroel Eichler immediately ordered her removal from the podium. after she made the statement.
After the storm subsided, Eichler said, “Today is the yahrtzeit of my father, Menashe Eichler, who fought since his youth in the underground for one reason: they had closed the gates of immigration to the Jews in Eretz Yisroel. All his life he fought so that every Jew from all over the world could come up here and be a Jew in Eretz Yisroel. When I sit here and hear about Jews like my father the word “hoodlum,” I have to protest.”