And DS says:
Now what we have to do is convince the NATIONAL - RELIGIOUS PUBLIC IN YESHA TO ABIDE BY THIS RULING. THE PROBLEM IS, NATIONAL RELIGIOUS PEOPLE OFTEN DON'T FOLLOW THE GADOL TO THE LETTER THE WAY THE HAREDI PUBLIC DOES. IT IS A DIFFERENT MINDSET. ALTHOUGH IF A HARDAL RABBI WERE TO PASKEN, CLEAR AS DAY, THAT IT IS FORBIDDEN TO USE ARAB LABOR, I THINK THE MAJORITY OF THE RELIBIOUS PUBLIC WOULD COMPLY. ALTHOUGH THEY'D USE THE FINANCIAL LOSS AS A WAY OUT OF THE PSAK DIN. THE WAY THEY DO WITH THE SHEMITTAH. IT'S QUITE SHAMEFUL.
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE ABSURDITY; THAT OF ALL PEOPLE, JEWS IN YESHA CONTINUE TO USE ARAB LABOR! BELIEVE ME, IT GOES ON. THE MUNICIPALITIES ARE THE BIGGEST OFFENDERS, USING ARAB LABORERS FOR BUILDING ROADS, ETC.
IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN KIRYAT ARBA.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW IS GET THE SAME RULING FROM THE MOUTH OF RAV LIOR. WILL HE COMPLY?
I CANNOT ASK HIM. IT HAS TO COME FROM RABBIS.
BUT THE ABSURDITY IS JUST TOO FLAGRANT.!
Hareidi Communities Implementing 'Jewish Labor' Verdict11 Adar Bet 5768, 18 March 08 12:08by(IsraelNN.com) Following the Jewish legal decision issued by top Hareidi-religious sage Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky that it is forbidden to employ Arab workers, the Hareidi-religious community is taking steps to comply.
According to Channel 1 there are inspectors going from store to store in Hareidi religious neighborhoods informing proprietors that they must comply with the decision or may face boycotts.
The Hareidi web site Yeshiva World News has printed unconfirmed reports that former Sephardi Chief Rabbi and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has seconded Rabbi Kanievsky's ruling.