Wednesday, May 26, 2010

J.Post May 26: Inconsistent Haredi Extremists

Sir, - The attack against Shas chairman Eli Yishai by haredi extremists should fill us with dismay and anger ("Yishai pelted with stones, eggs," May 25).

There is no more conclusive evidence of the gross hypocrisy and self-serving interests of these extremists than a comparison of their fury over the bones at Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital and their deafening silence about the removal of graves from Gush Katif. The removal of entire Jewish cemeteries from Gush Katif not only dishonored the dead, but also shattered our national integrity.

The continuing criminal behavior of these extremists, coupled with an apparent indifference among their rabbinic leadership, make them all party to the grievous sin of desecrating God's name.

Petah Tikva