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January 22, 2013

Hasidim Stage Protests At Polling Places In Bid To Disrupt Israeli Elections

Rabbi Zalman Leib TeitelbaumThe vehemently anti-Zionist hasidic group staged protests in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, in Bnei Brak, and in Ramat Beit Shemseh – all Satmar strongholds. Smaller protests broke out spontaneously throughout the day at other polling stations.

Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum
The Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum

Hasidim Stage Protests At Polling Places In Bid To Disrupt Israeli Elections
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Satmar hasidim staged protests at several polling stations across Israel in an attempt to derail the country’s national elections, Arutz Sheva reported.

The vehemently anti-Zionist hasidic group staged protests in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, in Bnei Brak, and in Ramat Beit Shemseh – all Satmar strongholds.

Smaller protests broke out spontaneously throughout the day at other polling stations.

The largest protest was in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where hundreds of Satmar hasidim and their supporters marched in the streets.

Last night, another protest against the elections was staged by Satmar and its allies in Mea Shearim. It was reportedly led by the Satmar Rebbe himself.

Police dispersed the Ramat Beit Shemesh protesters but made no arrests.

After the protest was dispersed, local residents reported that a male whose clothing indicated that he was hareidi entered several polling stations and demanded that people waiting to vote leave. In at least one of those incidents, the man allegedly upset a table with voting materials, causing a major disruption and a delay in voting.

Police reportedly took the man to police headquarters for questioning where he has reportedly refused to cooperate and has refused to even give police his name.

[Hat Tip: Meir.]

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FYI: Zali, the dude pictured above sued is brother in Israeli court.. everyone is holy until in affects him

Hey liar,what happend to the money satmar was suppose to give to heradeim so they shouldnt vote? some satmar guy wanted to gain publicity for the visist by spreading a rumor that money will be given out and senators will be arriving on the same plane and you fell for it by repeating it each time.Shows how accurate you are with reporting things.

Hey liar,what happend to the money satmar was suppose to give to heradeim so they shouldnt vote? some satmar guy wanted to gain publicity for the visist by spreading a rumor that money will be given out and senators will be arriving on the same plane and you fell for it by repeating it each time.Shows how accurate you are with reporting things.

Posted by: Moishela | January 22, 2013 at 03:40 PM

Please.

Satmar said today that the money is only for yeshivas that refuse to take money from the state, not for individuals.

However, it did not explain why it did not make that announcement days ago.

Israel was prepared to make arrests if the money was handed out, and Teitelbaum apparently realized that he might end up being arrested – a bummer since his granddaughter's wedding is only a few days away.

You'll also note that the 'holy' rebbe arrived in Israel minus the "American senators" his people claimed would be with him to shield him from arrest – a very wise move on their part, I think.

As for you, stick to one screen name – or, better yet, your legal name – and only post comments using it.

If you keep using different names, I'll delete your comments.

Got that?

No,silly one it was widley known all along that he is traveling to a wedding and at the same time he will handout money to yeshivas who refuse money from the goverment.It was never in plan to hand out money to people who wont vote.Nothing changed in the last few days they did a good job and you were the only one who kept on repeating it.Cant take the truth you deleting comments,silly cry baby.

Posted by: Moishela from England | January 22, 2013 at 04:16 PM

Idiot.

It was printed repeatedly in the Israeli press and on haredi news websites.

But just as you lie your amoral rebbe lies, and he wasn't going to sit a minute in prison for anything, not even to prevent the "worst aveirah there is" according to him – voting in Israel's election.

Hey moishela - what happened to that great defense team that was going to get Webernan freed? What happened to all those supposedly wealthy Satmat G'virim that can't support the Rebbe anymore? What happened to the evidence that was going to prove that Zalman was the more beloved son? What happened to all those chasideshe ERATE vendors who screwed Satmar mosdos out of millions of fed dollars? Nothing you guys say is ever emes. All this EY voting fanfare is a marketing ploy to show that Satmar is still as strong as ever, but the truth is that Satmar as an organization is no longer even solvent and it won't be long before you will all be hungry and begging you enemies to spare a dime. I for one will throw you nickel, but most will spit on you. Yhe truth hurts, I know. Start making nice now - seriously.

they can take time off to protest and many other things but never to protect the country they live in

Am I missing something

Posted by: Moishela
"It was never in plan to hand out money to people who wont vote."

YNet, The Jerusalem post and Hareetz have being exposing otherwise for the last month,... But, hey, facts and extremists Hareidim, like water and oil.

Or normal intelligence and religious zealotry.
Or Israeli soldiers and draft dodging cowards.
Or law abiding citizens and rape apologists/deniers.
Or women's rigthts protectors and misogynists pigs.
Or normal working people and welfare "Student" parasites.
Or Tech savvy learners/teachers and middle ages planted, knowledge disputants.
Or...

You know what?you were all fooled.It was never in plan to give out money to people so they wouldnt vote.The millions he went with is handed out to yehivas who refuse to take money from the zionist goverment.
Cant take it you were fooled?cant take it that wealthy people from satmar and from non satmar wealthy litivish jews gave him money for this purpose?too bad eat your hearths out,loosers.

Posted by: Moishela
"The millions he went with is handed out to yehivas who refuse to take money from the zionist goverment."

You are sooo cute when you are so irrational. ^.^ Here, here is your blankie and your Rabbi Schneerson, King Messiah dollie. Try not drool on your shtreimel. =)

The fact that Satmar & Eida boykott the elections just weakens the religious parties. So really the ones who should be complaining would be United torah Judaism or what they are called...

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