Anti-Draft Campaign Seeks to Shame Chareidim Who Join the IDF


Anti-draft activists have initiated a campaign of publicizing the names and photos of not only chareidim active in drafting yeshiva students, as they have done until now, but also of regular chareidi soldiers.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman denounced the development. He called upon Public Security Justice Ministers Gilad Erdan and Ayelet Shaked to show zero tolerance to the new phenomenon, locate the people responsible for it, and amend existing laws to facilitate the prosecution and punishment of the offenders.

In Bnei Brak, police recently arrested a Jew after he yelled “chardak” at a chareidi soldier. Until now the judiciary did not regard the use of this derogatory label as a crime. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan invested a lot of effort to alter this state of affairs.

Meanwhile, the IDF has stepped up efforts to recruit Bedouin Arabs, offering a two-year program (six months less than regular service) during which trainees will have the alluring opportunity to earn truck driving licenses. Eighty Bedouins signed up so far.

{ Israel News}


  1. What happened to freedom of speech?Secular can insult religious Jews and nothing happens ,Arabs can incite murder of Jews with impunity but calling someone a chardak and it’s against the law?

  2. Rather than denouncing them, IMHO better to publicize their names and ask the tzibur to daven for them to keep up their ruchnius and not get tainted by the environment.

  3. Publicize the names of those who shame other Yidden, including their addresses and photos, and distribute these lists to communities across the US. When they or their relations come schnorring, they should be shown the door.

  4. The subject brought is a problem that news reporters have no say I hear the info thanks very interesting what would the chazon ish say I don’t know

  5. the generation that fought 7 nations with yehoshua bin nun were fruna yiden that learnt torah lishmo ????????????? yet, they saw fit to establish an army !!!!!!!!! and fight…


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