Dear [email protected],
I think it’s terrible the way some religious people in Israel are acting, but it is only a tiny, miniscule minority of them. Anyone who lives in Israel and knows what’s going on will understand that they rightfully feel unheard and bullied. They are treated worse than Arab terrorists and not given any freedom of any speech whatsoever. The police act with brutality towards them, with no justified reason, but justice is never served.
Israel is more of a police state than democratic state and that’s what is causing this more than anything else.
I’m not saying for a second that acting with violence is the answer, but perhaps, when the question remains unanswered forever, those who feel unheard and bullied by the vicious police will start acting irrationally. [Matzav.com]
The police and government and especially the religious politicians need to open their eyes and more important their ears and brains and start waking up and seeing what the chareidim are asking for – and it isn’t much. [Matzav.com]
And anyone comparing this to Black Lives Matter is very wrong for multiple reasons. If the cops would walk out of Bnei Brak, everything would calm down. There wouldn’t be anybody protesting, the kids would go back to school, and boys will go back to their learning. All they want is for the police to leave them alone and stop targeting them.
The problem is made worse when so called “Jewish media” jump on the bandwagon and heap self-righteous criticism on the chareidim without knowing what’s really going on.
It’s time for the country of Israel to admit that its police forces continue to abuse the chareidi community. Frankly, we, religious Jews of the Diaspora, are sick of watching the abuse.
In addition, many of the fires and much of the violence was caused by some youth groups and fringe groups who do not live in the city or what is unknown as marginal boys who have been causing trouble for the last few years. Yet this did not stop some so-called Jewish media Hebrew-language outlets and others to quickly accuse the charedim and yeshiva boys who are home to do the closure of causing the violence.