In the last Bet Shemesh elections, Mayor Moshe Abutbul ran an ad projecting a message that challenger Eli Cohen, a traditional Jew, wants to send charedi children to concentration camps.
Now that there are elections again (due to the previous one being disqualified because of widespread systematic fraud), Mayor Abutbul's campaign is warning the charedi community that Eli Cohen has even more nefarious plans:
Like the Jews in Shushan, we must struggle for our very lives!
Unfortunately, this strategy is commonplace. Every action by non-charedim, whether it's rallying in support of a school being bullied by extremists, or attempting to bring people into the workforce, or simply trying to make a city professionally run and equally catering to people of all stripes, is portrayed as part of some dastardly anti-charedi scheme stemming from hatred of Torah. This "siege mentality," which results in vicious slander, is deeply tragic.