Jerusalem - Holocaust Display Protester: 'Treatment Of Charedim In Israel â€“ Like Nuremberg Laws'
Jerusalem - After images of kids wearing yellow patches and striped pajamas during haredi protest in Jerusalem shocked many across the country, some participants wished to explain the move.
Moshe, a member of the Eda Haredit sect and resident of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shaarim neighborhood told Ynet he does not regret participating in the “Holocaust display.”
Moshe, who attended the rally along with his eight-year-old nephew, noted that the sect leaders supported the demonstration, even if they did not personally participate. “They didnâ€™t publicly call to attend the rally because they feared that the police might employ violence and rubber bullets, and that haredi blood would be spilled.”
The Eda Haredit member attempted to explain the rationale behind the display of Holocaust symbols, saying it was important that secular people understand the campaign that is being conducted against their community.
“It’s important to remember that the Holocaust didnâ€™t start with the gas chambers, but was preceded with an unruly incitement campaign against the Jews. Even after Krystalnacht there were those who preferred to turn a blind eye.
“What is happening today resembles those years and it can definitely reach a secular intifada,” he noted.
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