Today, March 2nd, 2014, nearly 300,000 Jews from all over Israel gathered in Jerusalem to protest a new bill that would see ultra-Orthodox men be drafted into the army for the first time since the creation of State of Israel […]
This is not a “war against religion” or “religion versus the state”. This is about addressing the fact that the Charedim have had special privileges that the rest of society has been denied. The seculars and dati leumi are rightly fed up at having a growing sector of society living on their cheshbon - in terms of both blood and money.
As a charedi-escapee, I can see this for the bullshit it is. Charedi society has nothing but contempt for dati leumi and secular people, but somehow also feels entitled to eat the fruit of their labors. Without us to artificially support them, Charedi society as we know it would collapse.