"The moment there is a High Court order and they refuse to fulfill it repeatedly, it's the end of democracy"
Bravo. Somebody finally found out how to break this illegal, usurper court system of Israel. Somebody found how to break the bones of this illegitimate government of Israel that repeatedly offends its Jewish citizens, hurts their beliefs, robs them of their freedom of religion, of their freedom of occupation, of their freedom of residence, etc, etc, etc.
The rule of Rome cannot coexist with Torah. It is either Torah, or Rome, and thank G-d these Jews don't have a doubt, they have chosen Torah.
Maybe in their merit Am Yisrael will be saved from annihilation.
While our 'Court system" protects Pride parades and the rights of men to be married to each other, protects terrorists from their victims, encourages the murder of Jews and the destruction of their homes, some courageous Jews have decided that for Torah and the free choice of education of their children, they are willing to face prison time. They are brave, and I admire them. They don't send their kids to demonstrations unlike some other groups, THEY demonstrate themselves.
The attitude of the state of Israel has not changed since the time of the Ma'abarot and the Moroccan children. WHO is more racist than the Israeli elite? How many black illegals live in Ramat Aviv Gimmel?
The state of Israel is massively engaging in persecution of its religious Jews. While it sent its Jewish religious soldiers to be butchered by Turkish terrorists, while it exposes Jews of Yesha to murder and terror, while it destroys synagogues and turned its own Gush Katif population into refugees, it aids and abets the enemy and subverts the Jewish character of Israel.
I do hope that this is the end of "democracy", once and for all. Thank God for that. Who needs this kind of democracy?
Even though I am neither Haredi nor Chassidic, I fully support you, brave parents. May Hashem be with you.
Just a question: I wonder how the evil ones plan to stop these massive demonstrations, which are to take place at the entrance to Jerusalem. They gave permission, but I don't think they'll be able to handle half a million angry Jews. What sneaky way will they find to stop the demonstrations? Would arson do?
( Update: no, they didn't chose arson, but they did everything in their power to minimize the "damage". Even so, see how many people showed up).
May this evil government and court system, which serve our enemies and not our people, see their demise very, very soon.
- Beware: Leftist Witch Hunt against Haredim: By Moshe Feiglin
Be Editor's note: Israel has been in an uproar this week over the Supreme Court ruling forcing Ashkenazi parents to send their daughters to (a private) school track where they will be in classes with Sephardic girls. The parents refuse to do so, and the court ruled that they must be jailed. The issue is being framed by the media as racism and antagonism is running high. Moshe Feiglin has a completely different view:( Thanks to Aryeh)
The demonization campaign against the Haredim is pre-meditated - no doubt about it. Suddenly, everyone is very concerned over what subjects the Haredim are teaching their students. Suddenly the leftist, secular, Ashkenazi elites wake up and bemoan the small numbers of Sephardic girls in the Chassidic schools.
It is not too difficult to figure out where the source of this ugly wave of anti-Semitism hides. Those people who have everything to gain from the "secular" name-brand are Tzippy Livni and media-personality and aspiring politician Yair Lapid. The politics of hate are very effective. Ehud Barak waged an anti-Haredi campaign and became prime minister. Tommy Lapid won an amazing election victory with anti-Semitic tactics, Tzippy Livni also won over incited voters in the last elections and Tommy's son, Yair wants a piece of the action, as well.
The promotional firms and their well-funded clients are cooking up a political big-bang for the Israeli public. Recent history has proven that when Israeli society moves Right, hatred for the settlers does not bring in the votes. So who will be the bad guy? Which witch will the raging mob learn to hate and hunt down? Who else but the Haredim?
The problem in Emanuel is not Ashkenazi discrimination against Sephardic Jews. 30% of the students in the school in question are Sephardic. The real question in this case is: Who determines what education our children will receive - the parents, who ostensibly have the right to educate their children according to their beliefs, or the State and its justice system?
Manhigut Yehudit has always been an egalitarian movement that does not differentiate between Ashkenazic or Sephardic, observant or non-observant Jews. But this open approach must be a product of free choice and not of coercion. We believe that schools should unconditionally accept all children who would like to learn. But we can certainly honor the desire of parents who, in this age of permissiveness and rebelliousness, choose to keep their children in a more closed learning environment.
In Israel today, the Education Minister is the supreme authority over our children's education and can expropriate the parents' rights to determine the type of education they want for their children. This abnormal reality creates distortions, such as the attempt to force parents to send their daughters to an educational track that does not meet their educational/spiritual standards under the threat of fines and imprisonment.
There are thousands of children who illegally do not attend school in Israel. Some of them even illegally work for their parents, or work with their active consent. But these children are mostly Bedouin or Arabs, so no public storm clouds will burst over the issue and the "rule of law" will not have its way. But when the parents in question are Haredi and are doing their utmost so that their daughters attend school, the court will not hesitate to show them who is the boss. The media will accuse the parents of racism, the war drums will beat and the public atmosphere will become hateful and closed-minded.
Essentially, we are all in the same boat. The Supreme Court, which has nowhere near 30% representation of Sephardic Jews on its lofty bench, should not be allowed to force its values on the parents of Emanuel. Manhigut Yehudit is not in favor of segregation, but we are totally opposed to coercion of values in any realm - and certainly in the all-important educational realm.
The educational "seminar in jail" that the Supreme Court has imposed upon the Emanuel parents for their refusal to send their daughters back to school is reminiscent of the "educational seminar" to which the Jews opposed to the Expulsion from Gush Katif were treated by the courts. Now, when the media is hunting down witches and the flames of hatred are being fanned high, we must stand united with the Haredi public. This struggle is the struggle of every Jew who cares about individual liberties and the Jewish nature of this country.
- Yossi Sarid, Haaretz:
"This is a war that has been forced upon us, a war we cannot afford to lose. The rebellious Haredim must be put in their place, so that we, too, have a place in which to live."
- AND LOOK WHO IS BEHIND IT ALL! Of course:
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But before that came THIS!
Administrative Petition 241/06 ACRI v. Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports ( Judge Yehudit Tsur, Ruling from April 26 , 2006
Successful litigation to prohibit discrimination in acceptance to Haredi (ultraorthodox)
seminaries on the grounds of ethnic origin (2006)
page 18:: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - 5 Administrative Petition 241/06 The Association for Civil Rights in Israel v. ...Sport (Justice Yehudit Tzur, ruling issued on 26 April 2006). 6 HCJ 1067 and
- AND WHO IS FUNDING ACRI?
- AND WHO IS FUNDING PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?
NO NEED TO FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER. LET THERE BE PEACE WITHIN AM YISRAEL.
- "And now, some facts " Talkback from Shalom Hartman, Ynet ( Shalom Hartman Institute)
- And some more facts:
- LATEST UPDATES:
- DAMAGE CONTROL!
- Now that the ACRI and their financiers have been exposed to be the cheaters, liars and criminals that they always were, and now that their efforts HAVE BACKFIRED , they are trying to get themselves out of the hole they have dug for themselves.
Organization who filed controversial High Court petition calls judges to issue alternate punishment, says, 'Circumstances clearly show parents will continue to violate court ruling; will not send girls back to school'
The Noar K'Halacha organization, which filed a petition to the High Court of Justice against the segregation of the Beit Yaakov girls' school in Emmanuel that lead to the incarceration of the Ashkenazi girls' parents, filed a response to the petition for the parents' release, asking the court consider an alternative to their imprisonment, such as revoking funds and licenses.
Attorneys Aviad Hacohen and Yeshayahu Avraham wrote in their response, "The circumstances in this case clearly show that the parents will continue violate the court ruling and will not send their girls back to the school."
Therefore, the lawyers added, the parents' release should be considered "and discuss alternative options such revoking budgets and licenses of the institution where the segregation is taking place.
"Since the message that was at the basis of the petition regarding the need to stop the unjust separation and honor the court's rulings has been received, albeit only partially."
Representatives of the organization emphasized that their decision "does not show consent to the parents' prolonged violation of the ruling, and their revolt against the authority of the honorable court."
Haredi protest on Thursday (Photo: Reuters)
The lawyers added in their response that they had never received a copy of the parents' request to cancel their detainment, and that it was not the first time they did not receive copies of court documents filed by the parents.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy decided on Friday to delay discussion of the appeals filed by mothers from Emmanuel, who requested to cancel the detainment orders, until Sunday. The decision was made due to difficulties in convening the panel of judges before Sunday.
The mothers continued to violate the High Court ruling on Thursday, after they failed to show up at the police station in order to serve their 2-week prison sentence.
The attorneys representing the parents filed an urgent appeal with the High Court of Justice to cancel the detainment orders issued, due to "special circumstances."
Justice Levy, who was the center of haredi criticism, decided on Thursday to delay the detainment of the 22 women until a decision was made in the matter.
NOTICE THAT YAIR LAPID THE DEMAGOGUE TALKS ABOUT HAREDI VIOLENCE, WHEN IN FACT THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE AT ALL DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS.
- VIDEOS of the demonstration in Jerusalem here:
- Now some sobering pictures:
There are no words...what an evil regime. Seeing the baby in that policewoman's arms breaks my heart.When is the last time we saw Jewish children taken away from their mothers' arms by police??? Nazis did that. What does that say about this court, this police, this regime?
Disgusting, "becrossed" gay pervert is the Jewish State's celebratory statement today
Elton John concert in Ramat Gan stadium begins
Large Prison Service, police, and Border Guard forces are present at the scene. A bus carrying 32 men and their babies is making its way to the prison from Jerusalem. (Raanan Ben-Zur)
More than 100,000 rally in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak in support of parents heading to jail for refusing to adhere to High Court ruling; supporters accompany parents to police station, handcuffed children join protest
Dramatic day for Israel: Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators rallied in Jerusalem and in Bnei Brak Thursday to protest the High Court of Justice's decision to jail haredi parents who refused to adhere by the court's ruling regarding their children's schooling.
By the afternoon, about 100,000 people accompanied the parents to the Jerusalem police station where they were ordered to report to, ahead of their imprisonment. The protestors were waiting at the site without rioting.
An elderly haredi protestor was hurt in the commotion and was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics.
Jerusalem rally (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
The parents were ordered to report to the police station at 5 pm, but were delayed by the mayhem. The bus accompanying the parents also transported some children sporting handcuffs as a form of protest.
Many children at the site bid their parents farewell in tears. At least 20 school girls were standing at the police compound, crying and calling out for their mothers. The girls' fathers were hugging them and attempting to calm them down.
Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said the situation was delusional: "Young girls are saying goodbye to their fathers, who did nothing wrong. It's a terrible sight befitting dark regimes in history, rather than a modern state."
'God will rule for all eternity'Earlier, more than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox people gathered in the central city of Bnei Brak to protest the High Court ruling against the discrimination between Ashkenazi and Sephardic girls at the Beit Yaakov school in Emmanuel.
Some of the parents ordered to be detained by the court were present at the rally, and were carried on the shoulders of some of the participants with dance and song. They then boarded a bus to the Jerusalem police station where they are to be detained.
Their bus's progress was blocked by protestors standing on the main road leading out of the city, but police special forces cleared them off.
At the same time, more than 60,000 protestors flocked to Jerusalem's Yirmiyahu Street along with signs reading, "High Court against the people" and "God will rule for all eternity".
Other Emmanuel parents who took part in the rally held in their honor in Jerusalem also boarded a bus to the station. The protestors carried the parents on their shoulders to the bus, and began to follow them to the station.
In Bnei Brak, children held signs reading, "The High Court is fascist" and "Flotilla terrorists free! Students' parents to jail."
Jerusalem protest (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Massive police forces were deployed across the country to prevent clashes. "More than 10,000 policemen and Border Guard officers will deploy on the main routes and especially at the main places of protest," said Commander Nissim More, head of the operations division at the police's national headquarters.
The Bnei Brak rally was stopped for a few minutes after several protestors fainted. Other protestors took advantage of the break to sing and dance. In Jerusalem, paramedics treated eight for dehydration and fainting.
'Judge Levy biggest racist in history'The Jerusalem protestors appeared to be enraged with Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, who ruled that the Ashkenazi parents who refused to send their girls to school should be sent to jail.
"Edmond Levy is the biggest racist in history. This is what happened in the (former Shas Minister Shlomo) Benizri case as well. Where else in the world have you seen such a precedent – adding to the sentence after an appeal? There is a clear trend against us because of our black skullcap," said Amram, one of the protestors.
Shmuel Naimi is one of the parents slated to be imprisoned. His son Shimon, 20, told Ynet that "there is no racism in Emmanuel. The education is better, 30% of the students are Sephardic and there is no such thing as separating between Ashkenazim and Sephardim. It's an argument created because of the crazy media."
He also expressed his anger at the Supreme Court judge. "I have 10 brothers and sisters and I have no idea what the little ones are going to do. Perhaps Edmond Levy could find them a babysitter."
Netanel, a Ger Hasid, arrived to support the Slonim Hasidic dynasty in its battle. "It begins with Slonim and it will reach all of us. I am here to make sure it won't reach Ger," he said.
"Who is Edmond Levy to tell me what to do? No one has the right to tell me how to educate my children. The idea that the High Court would intervene is a crime. Any haredi would be willing to go to jail."
Yoav Zitun, Amnon Meranda, Ronen Medzini contributed to this report
- 20,000 haredim in Bnei Barak: Withstand secular war against us
Rabbi Shmuel Rosner, the keynote speaker at the haredi protest in Bnei Barak, called upon the haredi public to hold out against the "war of the seculars against us."
"Something big has befallen Israel. The seculars' Supreme Court has issued a decree to go to prison and is crassly stomping on those who keep mitzvot and Torah. This is a decree that was never issued by the gentile nations," he said. (Yoav Zitun)
And now, for the saga, starting from the beginning.....
West Bank haredi parents ordered to jailJERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's Supreme Court has ordered haredi Ashkenazi parents who refused to send their daughters to school with Sephardi girls to go to jail.
The Slonim Chasidim kept their daughters segregated from other girls at the school in the West Bank settlement of Emanuel, going so far as to have separate entrances and a dividing wall through the school's courtyard.
After the courts ordered the school to remove the separation, the Chasidic parents kept their children home from school. The case has gone through months of court hearings, rulings and mediation, culminating in the court's ultimatum late Tuesday afternoon.
The parents, who were required to inform the court in writing by Wednesday that they would abide by the court's ruling, sang a song of faith in the courtroom following the justices' decision, and they have vowed to march to prison on Thursday.
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Parents prepare to be sent to prison for refusing to honor court order on school policy deemed discriminatory
Yaheli Moran Zelikovitch
Residents of Emmanuel are preparing for the arrest of 40 couples who intend to violate a High Court of Justice decision by refusing to send their daughters to the town's Beit Yaakov school.
On Tuesday, members of the Slonim Hasidic Dynasty began attempts to find foster families for their 250 children, whose parents are to be taken to prison for two weeks. One of the parents told Ynet Tuesday that they were determined to fight the decision by accepting the prison sentence.
Zilbershlag added that there was no discrimination in Emmanuel. He admitted the haredi faith was littered with examples of girls who had not been accepted to schools because of their oriental background, but that this was not the case in Emmanuel.
"Here it is based solely on religion. The parents are unwilling to accept students whose parents do not practice a proper haredi lifestyle, such as not smoking on Saturday," he said, adding that Emmanuel was "the exact opposite of any racial discrimination" and that it should not be criticized.
"Israeli society tends to blame haredim, but the haredim come from a place of incredible cognizance that the education of children depends on that of their parents," Zilbershlag continued.
He said the parents were not looking for trouble, but that those who were going to prison would "defeat the High Court" because they were unwilling to "sacrifice their children to the court's hobbies".
Rabbis urge cash donations for fined parentsBut the Education Ministry said it would continue to uphold the High Court's decision. Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, the ministry's director-general, told a Haifa conference he had been trying to stop the discrimination at the school for a while now, unsuccessfully.
"But once I realized there was a group of parents there who say only rabbis will decide what their children will study, I gave up. In this case only a court could decide," he said.
Even before the court had made its decision, Emmanuel parents launched a campaign for donations to parents who would be forced to pay fines. On Tuesday, haredi papers published ads backed by rabbis calling on members of the faith to donate cash.
The campaign, dubbed "The fund for saving pure education in Israel", showed pictures of the school bound with iron chains and a sign saying "Closed by order of the High Court of Justice".
Regev called on the Education Ministry to halt all funding to independent education until the court decision on Emmanuel had been implemented. "By continuing to fund this system the Education Ministry is assisting the undermining of the rule of law," he said.
'Blood Libel Against the Haredi Public'
“The parents will go to jail with their heads held high. They'll go to jail fully aware of what they are doing and I am sure the court will understand it made a mistake," he said.
10,000 Cops to Deploy Over Emanuel Protests
Legalists slam haredi parents' defianceSenior legal sources amazed by violation of High Court ruling against discrimination between Ashkenazi, Sephardic students in Emmanuel school. 'Those who refuse to obey the orders of the judicial system should be punished,' one of them says
The High Court of Justice's decision to send ultra-Orthodox parents to jail over their refusal to obey a court ruling was courageous, senior legal sources told Ynet on Tuesday night. "Finally, the judges are saying that a High Court ruling cannot be violated and disregarded and that those who do so will be punished severely," one of them said.
The remarks were made several hours after Supreme Court judges announced their unusual decision, in light of the fact that the parents at the Beit Yaakov school in Emmanuel have refused to obey the ruling against the illegal discrimination between Ashkenazi and Sephardic students in the educational institution.
Temperamental day in High Court (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
The judges wrote in their decision that the parents had violated the ruling, which clarified that the discrimination stemmed from an ethnical rather than religious approach. The judges added that the ruling was not subject to the approval of any external element, replying to the parents' claims that their rabbis must approve the ruling before they could act on it.
The legal sources added that they could not remember such a repeated "blatant and scathing violation" of a High Court ruling in the history of the State of Israel.
"This is a democratic state, and the judicial system is one of its symbols," one of the sources said. "Those who violate the orders and ruling of the judicial system should be punished, especially when this is done in such a defying, open and blatant way."
'Violation end of democracy'Retired Deputy Supreme Court President Mishael Cheshin was amazed by the parents' declarations in light of the High Court ruling.
"The moment there is a High Court order and they refuse to fulfill it repeatedly, it's the end of democracy," Cheshin warned in a conversation with Ynet. "For the first time, people are saying – openly and blatantly, that they will not obey a High Court order.
"The High Court is acting in the framework of its authority and is the State's messenger, and the parents are basically striking the State. What can the High Court do? The precedent here is in the blatant and scathing violation of State orders. Those parents have stopped playing by the rules, not the court. What can I say, every man does that which was right in his own eyes," he added.
The parents in Emmanuel have no plans to obey the High Court ruling. A senior source in the Slonim Hasidic dynasty estimated that "the greatest sages of Israel" will accompany the 50 pairs of parents to prison and that "this is the start of a great war on the Jewish character."
Associates of Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush said they were looking for a venue to reenact the "protest of half a million people" which was held against the High Court in the past, and are looking into dates, transportation and understandings between the different Hasidic dynasties. At this stage, it appears the demonstration will be held at the entrance to Jerusalem.
Yitzhar Yeshiva Demolition Warrant Date is 19 Days Away
Tammuz 3, 5770, 15 June 10 07:27by Zev ben Yehiel
(Israelnationalnews.com) “Save Our Building” is the name of the last-ditch campaign launched by students and supporters of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar.
July 4, 2010 marks the demolition date for the yeshiva, located in Samaria. According to a hotly contested order imposed by the IDF’s Civil Administration, the 11-year-old building in the town of Yitzhar is not properly authorized, despite amply documented government authorization and funding for its construction.
Yeshiva staff, students and supporters, shocked by the May 9th demolition order, have mobilized to prevent the destruction, which many claim to be due to a policy adopted to punish area residents and students for conflicts with the IDF and for alleged acts of retribution against nearby Arab towns.
Another theory for the government's allowing the warrant to be issued is that by successfully demolishing a structure with a higher level of authorization than most settlements in Judea and Samaria, the court system will have a precedent for uprooting other buildings and settlements. Sources close to the case emphasized that “legally speaking, the building's status is better than several others in Judea and Samaria.”
The building has been deemed illegal because it has not received its final approval from the Defense Minister – currently Ehud Barak, who himself helped establish the yeshiva as Prime Minister and who initiated the recent demolition order. “We plan to... gather all the documentation showing how many government offices were involved in the construction of the yeshiva, as well as to pressure… Ehud Barak” to rescind the order, the yeshiva’s executive director Itamar Posen told Israel National News.
The ruling to raze the large yeshiva building cites an 11-year-old work-stoppage order, which nobody at the yeshiva has any record or recollection of, according to Posen. He estimates that the government has invested some 3-4 million shekels in building the 13,000 square foot facility since the onset of construction in 1999, meaning that the original stop-work order claimed in the May 2010 demolition notice took place at the same time that issuers of the order were funding the work.
The facility “was built with the aid of the Ministry of Housing and was approved by the relevant authorities to serve as an educational institution,” adds Posen.
Gush Etzion Regional Council Chief Sha'ul Goldstein notes that “build first, approve later” has long been the model of construction throughout all of Israel, including Judea and Samaria. He cited a study conducted last year of 200 towns, some of which were established as far back as the 1980s. The study found that “every single one of them was first built, and only years later received final approval.” %ad%
Goldstein stresses that Barak’s decision is politically motivated. "To accuse us of building illegally,” he said, “when a host of government offices helped us, and when this is how the entire State of Israel was built, is simply to lie and deceive.”
Minister of Science Rabbi Prof. Daniel Herskovitz (Jewish Home) met recently with senior officials in the Ministry of Defense. “They admit that the demolition warrant is a way for them to threaten the yeshiva, which they perceive as a nuisance,” he said.
Menachem Gottlieb, spokesman for the Honenu civil rights organization, highlighted a historic irony: “The current yeshiva building was constructed to replace the old Od Yosef Chai building at Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem. That yeshiva was destroyed by the Arabs - and now Jewish Defense Minister Ehud Barak has set his crosshairs on the same institution.”
Leftists Thank PM for Saving Illegal Arab Homes
(Israelnationalnews.com) The leftwing Ir Amin organization, which supports the division of Jerusalem, has congratulated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for reportedly intervening to stop the planned demolition by the city of Jerusalem of illegal Arab homes built in the city.
Tammuz 4, 5770, 16 June 10 09:59
The police plan to close main routes in Bnei Brak starting at 11 am, ahead of the mass haredi protest scheduled to begin in the central city on Thursday afternoon. Heavy traffic jams are expected in the area. (Yoav Zitun)
Bnei Barak: Haredi protest organizers call to avoid provocations
|Published:||06.17.10, 11:35 / Israel News|
| The organizers of the haredi protest in Bnei Barak started making loudspeaker announcements on the streets calling the public to participate in the protest against the High Court. |
Pamphlets were also distributed in the city, saying, "Sons of Israel are going out with a firm hand! The Torah is our life, and we are loyal!" The organizers, the Committee for Saving Pure Education, called at the behest of their rabbis in their announcements to avoid violence and provocations. (Yoav Zitun)
Court Says: One Parent in Jail at a Time
The Court stated that exemptions of this nature could be made for parents who filed a written request to this effect.
The parents are being jailed because of their refusal to follow a Court ruling to send their daughters to a school they feel has lower religious standards than they wish for their families.
Monkey Wrench: "Come to Jail at Noon, Not at 5 PM"On another plane, the Court has apparently thrown a monkey wrench into the plans for the giant demonstrations of today, by ordering the parents to report to the Russian Compound jail in Jerusalem by noon today. The protest is scheduled for 1:30 PM, and is to end four hours later with a parade of protestors escorting the parents to prison.
Hareidi-religious sources emphasize that the issue is not one of ethnic discrimination, but rather a question of religious observance. “If there is discrimination against Sephardim,” said hareidi spokesman Dudi Zilbershlag, “it has nothing to do with the city of Emanuel. The school there is divided along religious lines, and even the parents in the ‘general’ stream want this separation to continue.”
“The Supreme Court has distanced itself from various population sectors," Zilbershlag said, "which itself casts a shadow over the rule of law. The giant hareidi protest against the Supreme Court a few years ago [helped in that] the hareidim are no longer viewed as an enemy of the Court - but other sectors, such as the settlers, the bereaved families, and many others, no longer have any confidence in the Court. When a body of this nature loses its trust, this is [a problem].”
Others have asked: "What's next? A court ruling that boys and girls must study in the same classes?"
Hareidi protests are expected not only in several places in Jerusalem, but also in Bnei Brak and other hareidi centers around the country.
President Shimon Peres is meeting with Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush of the hareidi-religious United Torah Judaism party in an attempt to reach a compromise.
Myriads Expected at Hareidi Protest
The hareidi public has felt itself under the gun recently regarding the desecration of graves in
See also here about Edmund Levy:
EDMOND LEVY'S COMMENT IS TYPICAL OF THE PREVALENT RELIGIOUS-ZIONIST ATTITUDE: WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, THEY SHOW THAT THEIR GOD IS THE STATE, AND NOT HASHEM.
THAT IS WHY THEY WILL FAIL.
THEY ARE IDOLATERS, AS THEY HAVE REPEATEDLY PROVEN WHEN FORCED TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN TORAH AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
Police to Close Jerusalem Streets for Protests
Magen David Adom officials have put their rescue workers on high alert, to deal with expected injuries at the demonstrations Thursday.
Feiglin: Leave Emanuel Parents Alone
Feiglin said that he supported the parents over their demands for the right to educate their children as they, not the court, see fit. “If the court were to withhold funds that do not teach according to state demands, that would be legitimate. But in this case, where the parents are forgoing any state funding for their school, no one has the right to take away their fundamental right to educate their children as they wish,” he said.
High Court cancels arrests of Emmanuel mothers of disabled kids
|Published:||06.17.10, 12:11 / Israel News|
| The High Court has accepted an appeal by the State Prosecutor's Office to cancel the arrest warrants for mothers who have children who suffer from disabilities in the discrimination case in Emmanuel. (Aviad Glickman)|
DESPICABLE JUDGES DISPLAY ONCE AGAIN THEIR ANTISEMITISM. UNDER THE GUISE OF HUMANITARIAN COMPROMISE LIES A CYNICAL MOTIVE; WHO CARES WHERE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN GET EDUCATED, REALLY? THEY ARE NO THREAT TO THE SYSTEM.
Photo by: Associated Press
Prisons await haredi parentsBy JONAH MANDEL AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Haredi parents of girls from the Beit Ya'akov school in Emmanuel were due to enter prison at 1 p.m. on Thursday, for contempt of the Supreme Court.
In a last-minute attempt to prevent the incarceration of 86 Emmanuel parents of the Slonim Hassidut, Noar Kahalacha requested of the High Court of Justice to put off the implementation of the court order till Sunday, so that the sides might be able to reach a compromise.
Noar Kahalacha is the NGO headed by Yoav Laloum, that filed the 2008 petition against the segregation in the Emmanuel Beit Ya'akov school for girls.
Police announced that 10,000 officers were on alert in preparation for haredi demonstrations against the Supreme Court decision. Ambulance services were also on alert.
Prison officials said that special arrangements had been made at both men and women's prisons to create conditions that would enable the haredi parents to maintain their orthodox lifestyle.
The court has ruled that parents who refused to return their daughters to the re-united school would be imprisoned on Thursday for two weeks for contempt of the court.
The court said that the imprisonment of one parent could be postponed till the release of the other, in order to ensure the welfare of the children, but only in the cases in which the parents would file such a request.
Parents from Emmanuel facing prison said that their rabbi said only the man should go to prison, but stressed that they didn't intend to file official requests to the court, since their rabbi's directive is what determines.
The Hassidut Slonim parents have continually refused to comply with High Court orders to let their daughters study at the Beit Ya’acov school, alongside other girls whose religious standards they believe are not stringent enough.
Some haredi protesters faint due to oppressive heat