A similar suit was filed by the Israel Law Center, which filed a writ against the Prison Service and the Israel Police for obeying the Supreme Court's allegedly illegal order. The Supreme Court turned down the suit.
Dozens of parents from Emanuel were jailed last week after refusing to send their daughters to a school in which a chassidic track had been integrated – by court order – with the rest of the school. The parents argued that the integrated track would expose their daughters to influences not suited to their chassidic lifestyle.
The Supreme Court accused the parents of racism against Sephardi Jews, despite the fact that several of the parents were themselves Sephardi, and held them in contempt for failing to uphold the order to integrate. The fathers of girls from the chassidic track were ordered jailed for three weeks, as were several mothers.
According to the prisoners, represented by Attorney Aviad Visoli, the court had no right to send them to jail. "The mass arrest of the plaintiffs, together with the other parents, is grave and unprecedented... As it is now clear that this arrest was illegal, it would be appropriate to act quickly and release the plaintiffs at once. The honorable court is therefore requested to hold an immediate session regarding this plea, and to order that the plaintiffs be released from this obviously illegal detention," he stated in the petition.
Visoli accused the court of refusing to listen to previous pleas, and holding sessions regarding appeals against the mass detention of parents behind closed doors. During sessions that were made public, the parents and their attorneys were not given time to speak, he said.
Mesika: Emanuel Parents 'Guilty of Two Sins'
Mesika said “the incitement by the far left against you is because you are Hareidi, and Heaven forbid, 'settlers' as well. This is a sin they cannot forgive. Our communities should unite to lead the state,” he said.
Court Accepts Compromise in Emanuel Case
The parents have agreed to consider this activity as fulfillment of the original court order to integrate the classes, and as such, the court has released the fathers and cancelled the arrest orders for the mothers of the children, which were suspended last week.
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- I do find it strange, I must say, that a community which is so staunchly opposed to secular courts, nevertheless takes it upon itself to file suit in just such a court. I understand the reason, but still, it undermines the strength of the Slonim community's argument and legitimacy.If you are going to be principled, you should be principled all the way, or your principles end up having no substance, and will be ridiculed and disbelieved by outside observers.
- Another remarkable and strange thing is, no matter how much I tried to find IMAGES of arrested Haredim on Google, searching with words such as "Haredim, Emanual, Jerusalem, arrests, Maasiyahu, Haredi parents", they were not there. THEY ALL DISAPPEARED. You can find pictures of police arresting rioting and violent Charedim, and of Chareidim attacking the police. But the mass arrest of PEACEFUL AND INNOCENT CHAREIDIM BY POLICE IN JERUSALEM IS NOT DOCUMENTED ON GOOGLE IMAGES, at least not available with a simple search. Did Google deliberately remove all pictures associated with this mass illegal arrest of Jews in Jerusalem? Maybe the Hebrew web has pictures, but in English, they are nowhere to be found, at least not by googling the words. They can be found on specific sites, but without the necessary captions and/or links for an easy search.
See here one of the ways in which the media blackout is being put in effect; for instance, as regards the BP catastrophe:
"BP has admitted to buying Yahoo and Google keywords in an attempt to control publicly available information in the wake of the catastrophe. " ( the Flu Case)
- Re: the statement by Gershon Mesika:
I couldn't have said it better. This is precisely the point, and this is what the Vatican and the PTB cannot tolerate either, just as the left cannot tolerate it. Settler - Haredi, Haredi settler, is in their view a deadly combination that has to be eliminated at all cost.
In fact, Torah, unflinching loyalty to Mitzvot, and Eretz Yisrael is the powerful combination that is simply unshakable, whose power comes directly from Hashem, and that the evil ones, as well as we, know they cannot defeat. That is why they will do everything in their power to destroy this nucleus of pure Torah, which is bringing about G-d's blessings. What can they do against G'd's blessings? They are simply powerless.
- All is well that end well... for now:
The rabbis themselves came up with the right solution. Exactly what is needed: unity of Am Yisrael, BY Am Yisrael, with the courts OUT OF THE PICTURE. The court managed to put its dirty fingers in the pot anyway, and it does not come out smelling like a rose at all: something is very foul in the state of Israel; but BLESSING AND UNITY sprang out of the Kiddush Hashem of the loyal and steadfast Jews of the Shomron.
And just as a proof of His blessings, Hashem is sending rain in the middle of the summer to the Shomron.
Make sure to read and watch the first two posts on this topic:
Brave Haredi parents, I support you fully; finally...
Attorney Aviad Vissouli, who represented part of the prisoners, reacted to the decision of the Supreme Cour with the following statement:
The decision of the Supreme Court is a victory for the rabbis. The court renounced the demand that the parents sign the court decision, and accepted in full the decision of the rabbis Ovadia Yosef and the Admor of Slonim, that the girls participate in a three day seminar on the topic of Ahavath Yisrael; and the prosecution agreed that this decision is equivalent to a court decision. Which in effect is a victory, because it means that in every case having to do with religious and Haredi education, the rabbis will decide, and not a foreign element.
In addition, Attorney Aviad Vissouli stressed that the parents stated that they do not themselves in any way to accept this decision of the court, and that the only agreement that was achieved in court was the agreement between the rabbis, and the court renounced its requirement that the parents sign that they will obey the decision.
For details, Aviad Vissouli, .....
- From Arutz7:
"The agreement between the top rabbis was brokered by Shas Chairman Eli Yishai.
Attorney Aviad Visouly, who represented several jailed fathers, said the compromise was “a victory for the rabbis over the High Court.” The court, he noted, backed down from its earlier insistence that the parents sign a commitment to send their daughters to the school. By accepting the compromise between the rabbis, the attorney said, the court essentially admitted that the rabbis were sovereign to decide the matter, not the court."
Received from SHmuel, thank you.