Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan
Rabbi Eli Ben DahanEliran Aharon

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reacted this evening (Monday) to the caricature in the haredi newspaper Hapeles which depicted Ben-Dahan as a hangman for a haredi yeshiva student.

"It is a disgrace to see a caricature like this, and what bothers me most is that it is all in the name of Torah - it's simply sickening, I don't have any other word for it, a gigantic disgrace," Ben-Dahan told Army radio.

The caricature was referring to a letter that Ben-Dahan had sent to Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt, demanding that he work to stop haredi incitement against army draftees.

The editor of Hapeles said in response: "Ben-Dahan is cutting the branch on which the yeshiva student wants to be hanged."