Senior ultra-Orthodox leader warns of incitement against the community

There is ‘no other choice but to vote for United Torah Judaism to avoid terrible decrees against community’ says Rabbi Gershon Edelstein.

Bnei Brak street scene, April 3 (photo credit: TOMER NEUBERG/FLASH90)
Bnei Brak street scene, April 3
(photo credit: TOMER NEUBERG/FLASH90)
Rabbi Gershon Edelstein has warned of incitement against the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community and urged it to vote for United Torah Judaism.
Edelstein, one of the two most senior rabbis of non-hassidic haredim, made his remarks Sunday night during a small conference of senior rabbis at his home in Bnei Brak organized by UTJ.
“There is great incitement against the haredi community,” he said, regarding remarks by Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman that incensed the haredi community. “They want to make decrees against observing Shabbat, education, make people nonreligious, decrees of destruction.”
“There is great propaganda in the media,” he said. “It’s a great danger that these inciters will succeed and get many representatives in the Knesset.”
“There are people who have claims, demands,” Edelstein said, regarding disgruntled haredim who are disappointed with UTJ. “They are not getting what they deserve. These are personal issues.”
“Otherwise, things will be worse,” he said. “There will be terrible decrees. There is no other choice apart from voting for United Torah Judaism.”