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VIDEO: Former Head Of Shin Bet: ‘Chareidi Politicians Are Jewish Jihad, Existential Threat To State Of Israel’

By 05/21/2023 11:09 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The spate of anti-chareidi statements and invective from prominent personalities in Israel continues unabated as the government seeks to pass a budget that would see significant allocations to chareidi institutions.

Two former public figures, one a former Labor party MK and the other a former head of the Shin Bet, lashed out at chareidim over the weekend [in an apparent reference to chareidi politicians], using sharp and extreme terms to lambast them and their way of life.

Karmi Gilon led the Shin Bet at the time of Prime Minister Rabin’s murder.

The Shamgar committee accused Gilon of failing to adequately prepare the group to safeguard the protection of the prime minister before the murder.

Gilon left his position but continued to pursue his political goals and worked in several diplomatic capacities.

Gilon has previously held protests against both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the “occupation” of Judea and Samaria.

According to a remark from Gilon in Haaretz, “The chareidi and religious Zionist politicians are the Jewish jihad; they are an existential threat to the state of Israel.” Gilon was speaking specifically about the current situation.

On Saturday night in Karkur, Gilon delivered a speech at a protest. “Bibi, you’re finished politically, and go away with a mark of disgrace on your forehead and be remembered as the politician who almost destroyed Israel,” he continued.

Daniel Ben-Simon, a former Labor MK, made another anti-chareidi comment on Knesset TV: “I can’t live with chareidim. I don’t want them, and they don’t want me.

The Rabin administration’s only activity was acquiring more and more money. In the end, it was evident that all they wanted was money. My life has been made terrible by sitting with them.

Because of the actions of the chareidim he was associated with, Ben-Simon asserted that he was “traditional” when he arrived in Israel from Morocco but had since been labeled “secular.” Nevertheless, when prodded by the moderators, he eventually conceded that respecting another person even when they disagree with you is necessary for cohabitation.


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