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Extremists Accept Authority of the State

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
I don't like getting caught up in the minhag of the day of pointing out Haredim, or other people (as I personally witnessed today), who do not stand still, or do other things, during the siren.
What I would like to point out, and have pointed out before, that when Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron are pushed off to be celebrated later, or pushed up to be celebrated earlier - as it is this year - to avoid chilul shabbos, and the anti-Zionist extremists do their protests and provocations on both Yom Haatzmaut and on Yom Hazikaron, it is the greatest sign that they recognize and acknowledge the day as determined by the State and the Rabbanut. It is the greatest sign of accepting their authority and right to make decisions.
After all, if the State had no authority, if the Rabbanut had no authority, the extremists would hold  protests on 5 Iyyar to protest the formation of the State on that day against, in their view, halacha. Yet they protest on 4 Iyyar and 3 Iyyar, thus confirming that they accept the authority of the State.
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