The Neturei Karta snakes, have launched a fierce attack against Chareidi IDF soldiers in honor of Chanukah.
This time, posters distributed throughout Chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem present the soldiers as the "Hellenists of our generation" - in the traditional Channukah story who attempted to sway that period's Jews from their Judaism.
sign features a cartoon depicting a Chareidi soldier with his face distorted into a pig's and sitting on the back of an elephant as the troops of Antiochus (Alexander the Great - villain of Channukah story - ed.) march chasing Chareidi children.
of the sign, is a group of Charedi soldiers chanting. "Torah is not kosher, no no, we do not have tzniut (modesty), no no, that licentiousness is our company and the sword is our pride, it is our hope to help our government campaign to introduce Hellenism to our generation, and we have no part in the God of our fathers."
"Who are Hellenists at this time?" the in the center reads. "Every child knows: these hardakim (pejorative term combining word for 'vermin' and Chareidi - ed.).
At the bottom of the sign is a caption in the spirit of the "Al HaNissim" traditional blessing for Chanukah on miracles.
"When the conviction was given on your people Israel to forget Your Torah and break Your Laws and Your Will [. . .] within a fence around fences is a garden of roses."
Ironically, the Chofetz Chaim - the Rabbi known for his works on improper speech and slander - is featured on one corner of the poster.
It is important to note that the Chofetz Chaim particularly condemned poor speech about a particular religious or social group within Judaism.
Posters inciting hatred against Chareidi IDF soldiers have become common in Chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem and elsewhere over the past year.
In recent months, the IDF has confirmed that officers and soldiers living in Cidi - have been subject to physical and verbal abuse.
Recently, Arutz Sheva portrayed as pigs just a month or so after dozens gave their lives in Operation Protective Edge. a particularly and similar campaign in which Chareidi soldiers were literally
The offensive cartoon was even gleefully shared by Hamas.