In a Purim holiday message to his social media followers, Likud Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi uses the opportunity to lambast the growing number of prominent IDF reservists who have threatened not to report for duty if the government continues to advance its plan to radically overhaul the judiciary.
“And Mordechai would not kneel nor bow down” Karhi writes, quoting a text from the Purim story. “There are times when one must stand firm against the hegemony.”
“To those refusing to serve, we say to them what Mordechai told Esther: ‘Profit and salvation will arise for the Jews from another place, and your father’s house will be destroyed.'”
“The people of Israel will manage without you and you can go to hell,” Karhi writes.
“The [judicial] reform movement will move forward. It was for this movement that we came to power.”