Frummies want their wives barefoot and pregnant, and are now up in arms about a group of Frum Ladies wanting to run for elective office...
Turns out, that 99% of the Frum Men have so far done a lousy job in the Knesset; they couldn't stop the Kollel cuts the government imposed, and hundreds of Yeshiva Bochrim are now joining the IDF..
All in all, they have been useless bunch except for managing to cause Chilonim to hate frum Jews with a passion. and the infighting continue to cause massive Chillul Hashems.
All the long beards ever did in the last government was drink hot coffee and bicker among themselves and scream at Lapid, so now that Lapid is out they're bored to tears.
But they refuse to allow their wives to take a shot at it....how would it look if the ladies were able to accomplish something?
Frum Jewish women in Israel have begun an unprecedented campaign to have women candidates on the lists of religious parties for next March’s early general election, media reported on Sunday.
“We want ultra-orthodox women—five percent of the population—to have a say in the Knesset and demand that the heads of the ultra-orthodox parties choose at least one candidate of their choice,” activist Esty Reider-Indorsky, a driving force behind the move, told public radio.
However, the broadcaster reported that the leaders of the parties in question (Shas, with 11 of 120 seats in parliament) and the Unified Torah list (seven seats) have no intention of agreeing to the demand.
In a manifesto published on social networks online and supported by personalities including secular Israelis, the ultra-orthodox women say they are prepared to go as far as an election boycott.
“And we (women) represent half of the electorate,” Reider-Indorsky told the station.
Ultra-orthodox Jewish women, recognizable by their modest clothing and hair styled under a scarf or wig, are already present in Israeli politics.
Although they have not been able to be candidates for ultra-orthodox parties, some have been elected standing for other parties and others work as assistants to members of parliament.
In the last general election in January 2013, the ultra-orthodox parties—long-time kingmakers in Israeli coalition politics—found themselves excluded from power for the first time in 30 years.
The general election will be held on March 17, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a snap vote following the collapse of his right-leaning coalition.