Simcha Rothman

Simcha Rothman against Ben Gvir: "Your actions are not desirable"

Members of the Knesset from religious Zionism, Simcha Rothman and Ohad Tal, oppose Itamar Ben-Gvir's intention to hold a prayer this Thursday in Dizengoff Square

Simcha Rothman (Photo: Eric Marmor, Flash90.)

Chairman of the Constitution Committee, MK Simcha Rotman, opposes Itamar Ben-Gvir's intention to hold a prayer on Thursday in Dizengoff Square.

"Itamar, your intentions are desirable but your actions are not," Rothman wrote. According to him: "There is no doubt that the action of a small and violent minority that attacked worshipers on Yom Kippur is heartbreaking for all of us, but the response to the provocation of the extremely progressive and noisy minority that does not want a Jewish and democratic state here, is not a counter-provocation that will lead to the expansion of the burning and hatred and unified a wide public around those extremists."

Rothman added: "Darkness is not chased away with sticks, but by adding light. The consistent action of many, traditionalists, religious and secular, who strengthened their Judaism as a response to extreme progressive violence and silencing, is the real response. Israel will be Jewish and democratic because that is what the absolute majority of the public wants and demands."

Ben-Gvir posted a video earlier today and wrote: "I say to those anarchists who tried to evict the worshipers on Yom Kippur - I and my Otzma Yehudit members are coming to the same place next Thursday to pray the evening prayer, we will see you trying to evict us. I call on everyone, secular Religious, traditional, Ashkenazi, and Sephardic, come, the prayer is for everyone, this is the Jewish state."

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