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Britain wooing Israel's haredi Jews
Tali Farkash
Published: 04.12.13, 14:17
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1. Britain wooing Israel's haredi Jews
George Weiss ,   Teaneck, USA   (12.04.13)
I wonder how the British would have reacted if in the late 1930's the Germans would have gone to certain portions of the British population symapthetic to the Nazis and asked them for support?
2. Revolting Shame on all involved in this!
AsTheStomachTurns ,   Jerusalem Israel   (12.04.13)
3. The Brits ought to worry more about their young
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (12.04.13)
girls as young as 12 being groomed as sex slaves and prostitutes by the muslim population.
4. Israeli and British Haredim
Danny ,   London England   (12.04.13)
Official figures suggest that 40% of Jewish children born in Britain are Haredi, and about 80% of Jews with a synagogue afilliation are afilliated to synaogues that are broadly Orthodox. The difference from Israel, however, is that some of our Haredi schools come near the top in national exams for 11 and 16 year olds. British Haredim expect to work and support their families in addition to daily learning, and the media are not hostile to us.
5. Foreign interference and meddling
nadav ,   tlv   (12.04.13)
this is a truly strange endeavor on the part of the UK. Why are they meddling in our internal affairs? And more importantly, why are we NOT speaking out against it? After all, it is not like we are meddling in Britain's "occupation" of Northern Ireland Gibraltar, Scotland, and the so called "Falklands"?!
6. The Brits ban pro Israeli U.S. Citizens from
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (12.04.13)
entering England see the the daily caller of 2013/12/01 Documents reveal British banned Geller and Spencer because of their ‘pro-Israeli views’
7. British wooing
tiki ,   belgium   (12.04.13)
This wooing might end in a different direction than on the the British design table. A massive influx of Haredim to Britain to escape the army draft and a place from where they can/will pray for "Yisrael Hashlemah". Wouldn't that be a nice prize for the good work of the (Jewish) British ambassador Mr. Gould.
8. #4 stay in England and if you can take a bunch of
Al   (12.04.13)
Israeli Haredim with you back there. They are about as useful as teats on a bulls ass. I am sure you will enjoy them. The best thing that can happen would be that Israel was to dump a 100,000 of these useless moochers. Yes that's how useless they truly are. They wont be missed.
9. This story makes me sick.
Daniel ,   Jerusalem   (12.05.13)
10. #8 Al
Vlad   (12.05.13)
Israel cannot afford to dump them. It must integrate them, and cannot afford for them to keep up their lifestyle, but it can't dump them. Their large families are crucial to ensure the Arabs don't become a majority. Also, there is a momentum in the Haredi community to find work. Many already work, and a Haredi middle class is emerging. It will take some time, but the Haredim aren't going to be this way forever.
11. "Ovadia Yosef didn't have a problem with it"
Jake   (12.05.13)
Wow! Talk about putting words in the mouth of a dead man. While it is true that, at the beginning of the Oslo process, Ovadia Yosef stated that it is legitimate and permissible to give territory from the Land of Israel in order to achieve a genuine peace, later on when the Oslo Accords were followed by the 2nd Intifada, this opinion was retracted. Rav Ovadia Yosef never again reversed himself on this matter.
12. Gould
MM ,   Israel   (12.05.13)
I think that his wife had a Reform conversion which makes his children not halachically Jewish. So what do all these chareidi rabbis have to say about that?
13. to #10 from your mouth to god's ears
lili   (12.05.13)
they must work, otherwise Israel will turn to a welfare country. they don't realize it but because of their need to relay on goverment payments the gov raise the taxes, people will pay less taxes if they will go to work.
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