Protesters, including religious Jewish immigrants from North America who were evicted from their homes during the Disengagement and wounded by police brutality at Amona, will protest the Orthodox Union’s decision to honor Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at their annual convention in Jerusalem.
A protest rally under the banner “Hey OU – Olmert isn’t kosher” will take place outside the convention. “I find it hard to comprehend why a Torah organization would want to invite a person who has practically declared war on the National Religious camp in Israel,” protester Steve Schwartz wrote to the organization. “Your organization’s actions are a slap in the face to your fellow religious Jews in Israel.”
The protest will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday outside Jerusalem’s Renaissance Hotel during the time Olmert is scheduled to address members of the large Orthodox organization. For information call 052 842-1203.
The expulsions of Jews from Gush Katif, Amona, Shalhevet Neighborhood and Beit Shapira, the Gay Display and efforts to brand Israel as “Gay Friendly”, “We’re too tired…”, Demographics Dud… not to mention his own alledged personal political corruption and graft. One could go on and on about the arrogance, corruption and downright disdain for anything Jewish by Ehud Olmert. There are countless reasons why the OU does not belong honoring his ilk. MB