Jerusalem – Divine Punishment: Yated Says Israeli Government’s Charedi Draft Caused Kidnapping Of Israeli Teens


    Ultra Orthodox Jewish man walks near the family home of abducted teen, Eyal Ifrach, in Elad on June 18, 2014. Eyal Ifrach is one of the three Jewish teenagers who were abducted while hitchhiking in the West Bank, and have been missing since the eve of June 12. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90 Jerusalem – In a scathing article that appeared in today’s Yated Neeman, the Israeli newspaper holds the government of Israel responsible for the kidnapping of three teenage boys.

    As reported by Arutz Sheva, Thursday night’s act of terrorism is a direct result of the Israeli government’s effort to draft Chareidim into the army.

    “Statistically, every time that the government has tried to harm those who learn Torah, something terrible has occurred.”

    The Yated article says that the kidnapping of three boys who have no military involvement but were just going home to their families violates the standards of justice even for terror organizations and goes on to lay the blame for the kidnapping squarely at the feet of the Israeli government.

    “The government has done all that it can recently to endanger the lives of those who live in the holy country. Our lives here are not typical. We are here only by way of miracle and as described in parshas Bechukosai, if we follow the Torah then there will be peace in the land and there will be no reason for fear. But this government of corruption does everything in its power to uproot the Judaism from the lives of the Jews. Aside from the laws that have already been enacted, there are three more laws waiting in the Knesset that will further endanger the lives of all Israeli citizens, whose safety is guaranteed only by the performance of mitzvos.”

    The article describes the Chareidi draft laws as “Draconian” and explains that once enacted, they imperiled the lives of those who live in Israel, by removing those who are in the “true army” that safeguard the country, those who learn Torah, creating a status of impending danger.

    Determining who is at fault is pointless at a time like this, continues the article.

    “We are all guilty. Every Jew is responsible for each other and when a tragedy like occurs, it means Hashem is talking directly to us. To all of us. The Chofetz Chaim explains that there are no prophets today but Hashem talks to us in other ways….There are those who blame Chamas and other entities but we don’t look to cast guilt. We need to turn our ears to the voice of truth. Hashem is talking to us directly. Are we not going to listen?”

    NOTE: The English newspaper Yated Ne’eman sold in New York has no relation with the Hebrew Yated sold in Israel. it’s a total different news Organization

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