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May 24, 2013

IDF Bows To Public Pressure, Moves Haredi Swearing-In Ceremony Back To Ammunition Hill Despite Haredi Threats

Haredi man walking past soldiers at KotelAfter widespread public outcry in response to news  earlier this week that the IDF was moving its swearing in ceremony for new recruits to its haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion from Israel’s national Six Day War memorial at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem to a closed army base due to haredi threats, the IDF has changed its mind – the ceremony will be held Sunday at Ammunition Hill after all, just as the battalion's soldiers wanted.

Haredi man walking past soldiers at Kotel

IDF Bows To Public Pressure, Moves Haredi Swearing-In Ceremony Back To Ammunition Hill Despite Haredi Threats
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

After widespread public outcry in response to news broken by Ynet earlier this week that the IDF was moving its swearing in ceremony for new recruits to its haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion from Israel’s national Six Day War memorial at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem to a closed army base due to haredi threats, the IDF has changed its mind – the ceremony will be held Sunday at Ammunition Hill after all just as the battalion's soldiers wanted, Ynet reported.
 
Netzach Yehuda was originally part of the Nahal Brigade, and is still known as Nahal Haredi. It is primarily made up of draft age men who have left the haredi community and abandoned its worldview. Some have even left Orthodoxy altogether and are now secular.

However, a significant percentage of Nahal Haredi soldiers actually come from Zionist Orthodox communities but want to serve in a unit with no female soldiers, strictly glatt kosher mehadrin food, and ongoing Torah classes.

Soldiers in the battalion were reportedly upset the IDF had moved the ceremony to a closed army base. One haredi soldier told Ynet that the IDF’s decision to move the ceremony to closed army base could be viewed as “capitulation” on the haredi street.

For its part, the IDF said its original decision to move the ceremony away from Ammunition Hill was an attempt to stop fighting between brothers.

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Why would one of the most powerful, capable, proud armies in the world capitulate to that cowardly, parasitic, ill-educated group of scum.

Good; let the savages start a violent protest, so the police and armed forces can use water cannons and rubber bullets to drive them back into their stone age ghettos.

This abomination has been going on for far too long. It's beyond time to put those worthless parasites in their place.

Jeff don't you think that your point was understood?
What makes you write the same thing on every single article?

Good for the people who pressured the IDF to go along with the original plan. Giving in to terrorists is never productive

wonder how this will work out in the longer term?
When these haredi recruits see the way they're rejected by their community and start feeling the pride that comes from doing something constructive they may see the haredi world differently and carry some of that back to haredi they know.

As Israelis see the haredi go nuts when they are asked to contribute to the security of the state and then go nuts when the state starts to reduce its contributions to the haredi lifestyle perhaps more Israelis will pressure the gov't not to cave to haredi demands.

I'd recommend building new settlements in the west bank, filling them with the haredi, then giving the area to the Palestinians.
The haredi should be thrilled - no one will have to serve in the IDF, the Arabs won't complain about male/female segregated buses and haredi won't have to watch Jews violating the sabbath.

Mcommenter writes:

"When these haredi recruits see the way they're rejected by their community and start feeling the pride that comes from doing something constructive they may see the haredi world differently and carry some of that back to haredi they know."

That is the black hats' greatest fear. Their lifestyle cannot survive even a hint of choice or the possibility of alternatives. It demands complete thought control.

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