Monday, May 24, 2010

Neturei Karta Attack Eli Yishai


OK, I am majorly confused here.  It appears that “Haredim” is the catch-all term for any religious person?  Because, I would definitely make a distinction between “Haredim” and “Neturei Karta.”

By the way, how does the news media distinguish between them as they are rioting?  Do the Neturei Karta wear some special uniform that shows that they hate Israel and love Iran or what?  Are they wrapped in an Iranian flag?  Do they wear little Hamas insignias?  What?

I have always questioned the any news reports about religious Jews, but I always thought there was some basis for what they wrote.

Now, I am questioning EVERYTHING about the news coverage of these “riots” in Jerusalem because I am not sure whether they were the result of religious concerns (as was reported), or if they started as religious concerns and then were taken over by the Neturei Karta because they hate Israel and might want to cause difficulty to the authorities in order to help their “palestinian brothers,” or if the Neturei Karta were the instigators from the beginning.  Were other religious Jews involved at all?  If so, to what extent?

The whole Neturei Karta thing was a missing puzzle to me.  Now it is starting to make sense why, after the Israeli government conclusively proved the graves were non-Jewish, that the riots continued.

They are POLITICAL, not religious riots.




Haredim hurl stones at Shas  chairman
Minister Yishai  attacked by Neturi Karta members while arriving for condolence visit at  Rabbi Elyashiv's home; he escapes unharmed,7340,L-3893633,00.html
Ynet  reporters

Interior Minister Eli Yishai was pelted with stones on Monday as he arrived at the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem for a condolence visit at the home of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv.

A group of Neturei Karta members, known for their radical opinions against Israel and Zionism,began chanting at the Shas chairman, "Shegetz" (non-Jewish boy) and "Zionist." Some punctured the  tires of his car and hurled stones at him. The minister escaped unharmed and hid in the rabbi's yard.

Police forces were dispatched to the area to disperse the crowd.

Rabbi Elyashiv is the paramount leader of the Lithuanian haredi community. He is considered a prominent figure in the ultra-Orthodox world and has recently celebrated his 100 birthday.

The  haredi violence in Jerusalem began on Monday afternoon after some 80 ultra-Orthodox men were arrested in Jaffa for disrupting construction works on Andromeda Hill.

Dozens of haredi men rioted near Shabbat Square in protest of the arrest of a senior Eda Haredit member in Jaffa. The protestors blocked Bar-Ilan Road, punctured the wheels of buses, set fire to dustbins and called on the police to arrest the man immediately.

Ronen Medzini, Shmulik Grossman and Kobi Nahshoni contributed to this report

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