Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NRP By Any Other Name Still Wants Power Sans Ideology

I'm not surprised that the latest model MafDaL, National Religious Party, Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi) refuses to announce an ultimatum if PM Binyamin Netanyahu restores the Jewish building freeze in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Here's my comment to the Arutz 7 article about it:
The National Union (Ichud Leumi) is a Jewish Israeli party, open to Jews of all levels of observance. It's loyal to the land, people religion, unlike Hershkowitz's Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi) formerly NRP National Religious Party (Mafdal) which will go with the power regardless of principles.

I've never voted for the NRP.  I'm against the idea in principle of a specifically religious political party.  The State of Israel is the political country for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel.  Religious observance is between each individual and G-d.  Official religion should be national and not partisan politics.  Laws should reflect Judaism for all Jewish citizens, not just for those who follow them.  the concept of Shabbat is also for human rights.  One should never be pressured to work seven days a week, nor work on the day off from school, except for security and medical professions.

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