"It is only because of the haredim, here in Israel, that today we are in our beloved homeland of three-thousand years dating back to God's promise to Abraham that 'to your seed I shall give the land’.”
Tzipi Livni Is A Racist, Haredi MK Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Tzipi Livni is a racist.
That’s the claim made by a haredi Member of Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Rabbi Israel Eichler, during an outburst on the Knesset floor.
Livni, the former opposition leader, announced her resignation late yesterday. She lost leadership of the Kadima party last month when Shaul Mofaz was elected its head.
Speaking before the Knesset for the last time before giving up her seat, Livni said that she lost her leadership role because she was unwilling to give in to haredi extortion and "refused to sell the country out to the hareidim,” referring to her decision, after Kadima won the most votes in the previous election, not to form a government with haredi politicians who demanded continued haredi exemption from army service, increased funding for haredi yeshivas and other perks unpopular with the vast majority of Israelis in return for their support for a Livni-led government.
Livni’s refusal to make a deal with haredi politicians allowed Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud Party leader, to make that deal and form a government, which he did.
According to Arutz 7, Livni’s statement about haredim set off Eichler, a politician with a long history of erratic and inflammatory outbursts.
"Europe is concerned about the increase in racist and extremist parties following the influx of foreign immigrants with hateful beliefs into their countries. Hatred and racism are enemies of democracy and a threat to human freedom and the state, police say. [Yet] no one dares talk about selling out the country to illegal African immigrants, and the Gentiles.…The only racist statements are those made by Tzipi Livni…[who is] inciting against the ultra-Orthodox public again, as if the hareidim are foreign immigrants who invaded her country."
Eichler also claimed that hareidim were being "pilloried" by domestic racists, but “God will fight for us against all our enemies, both at home and abroad.…It is only because of the haredim, here in Israel, that today we are in our beloved homeland of three-thousand years dating back to God's promise to Abraham that 'to your seed I shall give the land’.”