Jerusalem – A “Center against Haredi-phobia” was established with the objective of putting an end to the situation where “haredi blood is shed with no consequence,” according to the founders’ words, or at least to enforce compliance with the basic rules of ethics and fairness towards haredim.
The center’s staff promises to take action against “anti-haredi racism in the media, courts, and government decisions.”
The center’s first statement issued Tuesday claimed that were the decision on Barzilai not made by a haredi minister, the media and the Left would have “cheered the government for being sensitive to the graves and showing morals and tolerance to the helpless.”
The statement continued: “When a right-wing government and a haredi (deputy) health minister passed a decision that was already passed by the leftist Olmert government, the liberals went on the attack as if he had sold the country to religion. Is there an explanation for this besides harediophobia and the barrier presented by the beard and kippah worn by Deputy Minister Litzman?”