EPIC FAIL: Sorry, Crybabies, Israel Is Not Tsarist Russia
The same whackjobs who exploited little children by dressing them up in Holocaust-themed costumes to protest something-or-other, are at it again. This time they have rounded up the same little children for yet another media photo-op, this time to complain about the horrible, horrible Zionists who are about to take little 5-year-old children and draft them into the IDF for 25 years!
Oh wait, except that they are totally doing no such thing!
The “horrible, horrible decree” that teh ebil Zionists have suggested, is that the Haredi population should perform the same service as all other Israeli citizens.
The question you might have is, why have they been exempted from service up until now?
The reason is that Ben-Gurion, who was very ferociously anti-religious, did not want the Haredim to be part of the “new” Israel. He also foolishly believed that the Haredi population was shrinking, so he agreed to keep them out of the IDF and out of public life as they dwindled and became extinct.