When it comes to most political issues facing Israel, I’m a staunch opponent of the ultra-Orthodox parties. But when common sense, there’s little anyone can say against their pleas against the proposed Draft Law. The proposed law is not about the Charedim giving back to Israeli society. It’s about Yair Lapid’s and the Left’s complete lack of understanding of Jewish values and the Charedi way of life.
Naftali Bennett earned a whopping 12 mandates in the last Knesset elections. This didn’t surprise anyone. He led a populist campaign based on the Israeli version of “You’re my bro.” He talked about unity, unity and more unity as if unity was everything and I gotta hand it to him: unity isn’t the “most important” think for Israel–it’s the only thing that really matters. But Bennett and his Jewish Home party have proven far from equal to the task of bringing unity to Israel.
Boaz Toparovsky is an old-time friend and now a member of the Knesset. He represents Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid, a party that no one expected to get a staggering 19 mandates in the recent elections.