Anti-Chareidi Incitement Continues: Israeli News Anchor Says ‘Chareidim Are Sucking Our Blood’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In yet another egregious example of anti-chareidi incitement which is reminiscent of anti-semitic tropes, Israeli news anchor Galit Gutman said on live television that “the chareidim are sucking our blood”, an expression similar to “Sie saugen unser Blut” used by the Nazis against Jews.

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Gutman’s extraordinary diatribe caused significant controversy, as even Prime Minister Netanyahu sharply criticized her tone, stating that it was an “ugly and inciteful” statement.

Chareidi MKs as well as coalition members were incensed by Gutman’s statement, with some of them calling for steps to be taken against Channel 12 where the statement was made and others demanding that Gutman be suspended from her position until she apologizes.

MK Yisrael Eichler (UTJ) said that “for decades some members of the media and the politicians are inciting and slandering the chareidim. We wanted to believe that ‘the dogs are barking but the convoy will pass’ but in recent times it has become apparent that the incitement has influenced many Israelis who are convinced that ‘the chareidim are our trouble” just as Nazis demonized them. Many of them are screaming that the chareidim are “sucking their blood” and there needs to be a “solution” to the problem of chareidi birthrates.

Eichler called on the police to put an end to every statement, written or oral, and every caricature and expression which are antisemitic.

“If they don’t do this, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Iran can be relaxed because the country will implode,” he warns.

Channel 12 (Keshet) announced that it condemned Gutman’s harsh words, stating that “these words are unacceptable and should never have been said. We are upset at this and apologize for the gratuitous insults. Keshet said that Gutman had apologized for “the tone of her words and for generalizing against an entire sector” and had been summoned to a hearing on Sunday.

ההתנצלות של גלית גוטמן (צילום: אינסטגרם)

Gutman published her apology, stating that “I wish to apologize from the depths of my heart if I hurt an entire sector. I love the country and due to my concern for its future I have strong criticism for the representatives of the chareidi community. This was said during a discussion on the budget but I didn’t intend to hurt an entire sector”.

 


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Rosalie J Lieberman
Rosalie J Lieberman
1 year ago

There are some legitimate concerns about the hareidi population in Israel. Forget about that Gutman, but honestly do you think the hareidi women should be solely responsible for the family income? This is a total upside down version of the women being primary mothers (think, part time work at most), husbands being responsible for the income/work. Stop pretending that in Israel this is not only ok, but great. It isn’t. I know of cases where the women are plotzing under the stress. The rabbanim need to come up with plan B.

Lgb
Lgb
1 year ago

It’s actually good that they are exposing themselves outright

Phineas
Phineas
1 year ago

Same fight for 60 years. Same words different faces. I could rattle off both sides of the argument in my sleep already.

Moone
Moone
1 year ago

She’s wrong for doing this. But even if she is wrong, and we are right, we will be better off if we learn a lesson too on how to be more aware about avoiding repeats of Jewish hate

New Yorker
New Yorker
1 year ago

The walls are caving in on the TelAvians as the slowly become extinct in the country they founded and thought would end up looking very different. Like a wounded animal facing a certain end, they lash out with whatever they have left to get one last bite or one last claw before it’s over. It’s our job to not get hurt by stepping away slowly and watching them die. Leave them to die in peace.

Yankel
Yankel
1 year ago

70% of charedi men in HaEretz DO NOT work at full time job. End of story.

Once Was
Once Was
1 year ago

Saw very few chareidim at Yom Yerushalayim events, do they recognize the nissim of this day ?

Educated Archy
Educated Archy
1 year ago

I am all for Chareidim fighting to finally settle scores re the army. They will never ever fight anyhow. Like it or not they are never joining the army. So why play these games where all it does is cause everyone heartache and prevent them from working. And so yes fight to the end on that. However when it comes to the budget, you do need to be physically responsible. Furthermore, Chareidim while many are poor, on a macro level they are managing (albeit with shnoring) . Why must you rock the boat on money ?
If anything I’d say throw the secular a bone . They get whatever they want fiscally as long as they take away the draft for cHaredim. Money comes and goes. And hey next year we can fight for money. But this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get rid of the draft . Let’s do that and stay focused

Guests
Guests
1 year ago

As distasteful a comment that it is, chareidim need to stop the invectives, hafganas of destruction and constant barrage of hate. Show more hakaras hatov to the people and the Medina and refrain from alienating others. The draft is only one issue.

Yichus
Yichus
1 year ago

Is she Jewish?

Musmuch
Musmuch
1 year ago

I’m still trying to figure out what she said that isn’t true???

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Unfortunately Charedei Jews look what you can take from any government or people they come into contact. This is nothing new, going on hundreds of years
No charedi ever says what can I contribute to the society we live in. But what can I take, and how do I maneuver myself to get that. AKA what program can I get. Don’t they realize others are paying for that, and should be taken only when you desperately need it.

Turk
Turk
1 year ago

That is the way it lookes in Isreal with out a Jewish education, the Nazis didn’t differentiate if they were secular or chareidim they killed all jews,she has no real jewish education

hard at work yeshiva grad
hard at work yeshiva grad
1 year ago

LIAR

PingPong
PingPong
1 year ago

I recieve Rav Avigdor Millers (A”H) daily “Toras Avigdor” and he said some very nasty insults about the Israeli Gov.:

Q:
On Yom Yerushalayim what should we say?

A:
So we say סייג לחכמה שתיקה. Don’t say a word.

When a minhag is instituted by the Klal Yisroel, by the Chachmei HaTorah, so it’s a minhag. But when people whom we despise institute a minhag, it doesn’t mean a thing to us. If fools get together and declare a certain day is important so therefore the chachomim should pay attention to them?
TAPE # E-10 (May 1995)

So if he can call Chilonim “fools” and “people we despise” then she can say what she said too i suppose. Its a real shame that we talk this way about fellow yidden, brothers and sisters.

(PS I dont actually understand Rav Millers comments because besides the chilonim, the chief rabbinate was also involved in creating yom yerushalayim, so he is insulting them too. ANYONE UNDERSTAND HOW HE CAN CALL THE RABBONIM IN THE CHIEF RABBINATE “PEOPLE WE DESPISE” AND “FOOLS”???)

chaim
chaim
1 year ago

She happens to be exactly right!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

The Zionist has it backwards. The Zionists are the ones who lit on fire the Middle East (and the world) instead of letting the Chareidim (and other Jews) live in peace.

A century ago (decades before 1948), the Chareidim begged the Zionists not to invade and not to stir up trouble. But the Zionists didn’t and don’t care, because Zionism is above all else even Jewish lives, as the Zionists amply demonstrated during WW II.