The war in Gaza is basically over, so the "Chief Clown" of Ami Magazine, Yitz Frankfurter, is back to his old tricks.
In an editorial in this week's issue, titled "Piercing Indifference" he bashes the secular Israelis for not publicizing the fact that the Lakewood student, Aaron Sofer z"l, was missing.
He quotes an article written by Allison Kaplan- Sommer, that was published in the self hating Israeli far left leaning newspaper, Haaretz.
"But in Israel, the only outlets that have been covering Sofer's disappearance and the search for him are religious publications and English-language media. As a result, the major international news outlets based in Israel haven't focused on the story either. The key question is whether this is merely a media failing or a lack of attention that reflects and could result in, a less than vigorous effort on the part of Israeli authorities to uncover what has happened to him."
Then in a swipe at Mishpacha magazine (his former employer that gave him and his family Parnassah, for years), that hyped a recent poll, that basically proved that the majority of secular Israelis don't dislike their Chareidi counterparts,
he wrote mockingly:
"Last Pesach, some in the Orthodox community announced with great fanfare the results of a poll that showed that a majority of secular Israelis don't "hate" their chareidie counterparts ....
"The majority of secular Israelis, however, also seem to be apathetic toward our anguish. That not only hurts, but as I have previously pointed out, may prove the truism about indifference: that it is an even worse disposition towards another human being than loathing. And that stings."
First of all, Mr. Frankfurter, didn't Reb Chaim Kanievski say when Aaron Sofer was missing, that he "is alive and well?"
So why should the secular press report a Yeshiva boy missing, when he was "alive and well?"
Second of all, are you saying that the "majority of secular Israelis are apathetic toward our anguish?"
Did I read that right?
What a blatant bald face lie!
The Mishtara when notified 6 hours after Aaron went missing, starting searching immediately, this was on shabbos!
And how many "chilonim" searched in Chevron for the 3 kidnapped yeshiva boys?
Yes, the police didn't get onto it right away, because they thought it was a prank call, but not because they were yeshiva boys or because they were Dati.
And why shouldn't the Chilonim "loath" the Yeshivah Boys.
Didn't the Yeshiva boys run from Ashdod and Ashkelon at the start of the Gaza War, even though they were told by their Roshei Yeshivah that Torah is "matzel," while the modern Hesder Zionist boys, stayed in Ashdod to help the residents in Ashdod cope?
And now to the most important point!
The whole wide world now knows, how Aaron Sofer died.
In his black jacket dehydrated!
Don't you think that you should have focused your entire editorial on the sheer madness of going on a hike with no phone, hat and jacket and no water bottle?