1. KEEP RELIGIOUS POLITICS AND SHAS OUT OF GOVERNMENT
the religious parties have no place in modern israeli government... as proved so consistently by their endemic corruption.
2. Shas leaders warn against haredi draft, urge compromise
No political entity that discriminates against women and urges its followers to commit treasonous acts ought to be allowed to function in a country dedicated to the principles of freedom, democracy and equal rights and responsibility for all, regardless of race, religion or national origin
3. Reply to number one
Every political party has corruption problems, although I don't recall too much corruption in UTJ. Judaism is part of the Jewish state and the Orthodox parties have won about 20 seats plus the many seats won by the Natrional Religious [Bennet].
Sherlock Holmes ,
4. Keep those who are not ready ...
to compromise out of the government.
5. Deri forgets Israel has a rift from 60 years of Shas
Tel Aviv & NY
Are these people so isolated that they are unaware of the rift that already exists because of religious coercion?
Do they really think that they can continue to do as they please and force the majority to live in the style that they choose to live?
Nice word - compromise - but compromise is a 2-way street.
A Jerusalemite ,
Compromise is necessary. We cannot just decimate the Charedim who also play an important role in this country, foremost by keeping its Jewish character intact. On the other hand, the Charedim cannot continue to avoid serving the state of Israel. The military must be both flexible and gradual in how it goes about integrating young Charedim or else an extreme new law will be disastrous for us all. And for some Charedim, national service will be the most beneficial route. Let's remember, we are all Jews. Let's be inclusive, non-punitive, and not exclusive and judgemental, in recognizing the diversity of this nation. With this new government, at least we have the possibility of a new, regenerative, path. Incidentally, as a personal note, I am not Charedi and I voted for HaBayit HaYehuda.
Separate religion from politics. Like the rest of us, after serving in the IDF you are free to do as you please, you can if you like study the Torah all you want and for as long as you want as long as you can aford it. The party is over stop with your threats.