Wednesday, July 7, 2010

J.Post July 7: Haredim Should Condemn Protests


Sir, - As a religious Zionist citizen of Israel, I call on the haredi leadership for an unequivocal condemnation of the atrocious demonstrations that are being organized by the Atra Kadisha about the so called 'desecration' of Jewish cemeteries ("Haredim to demonstrate in DC against Israel's 'policy of desecrating holy graves," July 5).

I demand that the united haredi leadership impose the same discipline and rules of conduct that resulted in the remarkably impeccable behavior of the hundreds of thousands who participated in the Emmanuel protest.

The denouncements by the Atra Kadisha and their Satmar cohorts of the government of Israel and their willingness to do so in Washington D.C. at a time when critical talks are taking place smacks of treason.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petah Tikva