JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a fiery speech responding to the growing incitement against chareidim in Israel, UTJ leader Moshe Gafni spoke about his brother, who fought in the first Lebanon war and about his granddaughter who received inferior budgets for her education in comparison with secular students.Join our WhatsApp group
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“Yair Lapid stands here and talks about the army and all that is related,” said Gafni, “Yet with all due respect I never saw Yair Lapid in combat but rather the Yair Lapid who sat and wrote for Bamachaneh [IDF magazine) smearing officers and civilians.
“My brother, who is even more chareidi than me, was in the Peace for Galilee operation. He was at the fight in Sultan Yaakub [June 1982 tank battle], in mortal danger. We were sure that, heaven forfend, he had been killed in that battle. He volunteered- he’s chareidi, if you saw him you would say: parasite, go to the army. And that is what happened, we were in Tel Aviv and that’s what they called him.
“He came back from Sultan Yaakub, his friends were killed there. Yet his children get half the salary and half the budgets that Yair Lapid gets, the one who was in BaMachaneh. My brother’s children won’t get that money, he didn’t fight enough.
Gafni added that “I have a granddaughter, she works, got married and had a son, my first great-grandson. She’s a young woman, working in hi-tech, makes good money, contributes to the economy together with her chareidi friends who studied with her in Wolf seminar in Bnei Brak.
She learned all of the disciplines, whatever was needed for her profession. Unfortunately her school was poorly funded. Every time there are different excuses, they learn all the core curriculum, she’s working in hi-tech but people are sitting here and saying she doesn’t deserve [to be funded]. Why? Because she isn’t supervised- but she is supervised. She doesn’t learn core curriculum- she does and more because she also learns Jewish studies.”