United Torah Judaism MK Rabbi Menachem Eliezer Mozes lashed out at an Israeli media report on the housing crisis which portrayed the chareidim as “taking over” non-religious cities, Arutz Sheva reported.
In his address to the Knesset plenum, Rabbi Mozes characterized it as anti-Semitic hatred masquareding as investigative reporting.
“Would this sort of thing have passed quietly had the report targeted the Ethiopian or Arab or Russian population?” he asked. “Is fomenting hatred against chareidim a goal in and of itself?
“I would like to stress that a significant portion of the cities discussed in this supposed investigation were actually founded and built by chareidim.”
Rabbi Mozes decried the fact that chareidim are being villified for seeking places to live outside the traditional chareidi population centers due to the terrible housing shortage.
The chareidi public has a right to decent housing like any other sector of the population, Rabbi Mozes concluded.