"Jewish Home" and MK Yitzhak Cohen's Zinger
MK Aryeh Deri mentioned this after the Shaked Committee just decided to allow criminal sanctions on Haredim who refuse to serve:
Deri criticized Bayit Yehudi, which he said was cooperating with Yesh Atid against the haredim.In addition, after the Stern Bill to localize Giyur passed its first reading with the support of Bayit Hayehudi,
“Bayit Yehudi’s behavior in the enlistment committee has proven that Rabbi Ovadia [Yosef, Shas’s late spiritual mentor] was right about the party,” said Deri during the Shas faction meeting on Monday.
MK Eli Yishai said (my translation):
There are those who think they know better than Moshe Rabbeinu and all Gedolei Yisrael what is right to do and what is wrong. I don't believe that they would be so brazen as to enact a health law without consulting with doctors. But a law that's so sensitive, they pass without consulting rabbis. Here, they breach all fences. I want to deliver a message to the people of Bayit Hayehudi. Bayit Hayehudi [Jewish Home] is voting for a law that uproots the true Jewish home - not the political one.And regarding the same decision, MK Yitzhak Cohen issued this zinger (my translation):
Something evil is transpiring in the current term of the government. There is a total erasure of the Jewish identity of the state. There is Hutzpah here. They ask the Palestinians and Abu Mazen to recognize us as a Jewish state at the same time that they intentionally destroy any semblance of Judaism in the state.I'm reminded of this quote from A Fish Called Wanda:
When Rav Ovadia said about Bayit Hayehudi, "Bayit Shel Goyim", it wasn't Bayit Hayehudi that should have been offended, but the Goyim who should have been offended!
Otto West: Don't call me stupid.May Hashem annul these evil decrees quickly.
Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!