Trajtenberg: Secular, haredi divide is growing.
Socioeconomic expert Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg contextualized
the growing antipathy between the secular and the
ultra-Orthodox populations, saying the secular cannot
sympathize with a group that does not pay taxes, Army Radio
"It's hard to feel sympathy
for anyone who doesn't work for or take part in the burden
of paying taxes for services that he receives," Trajtenberg
Trajtenberg, who headed a
government mandated commission on socioeconomic
change earlier this year, said that Israel's
survival is based on
a system of inclusiveness.
"For Israeli society not only to survive, but also to thrive,
we must commit ourselves to an all-around inclusiveness. The
alternative is civil war,"