Ruzhin? Tchernobyl? Lelov? Kanoyim now? These were the carriers of the torch of Ahavas Yisroel as far as I remember. They did the nice way, not by yelling at hired cops and throwing stones and burning garbage. The old Buhusher (the current one's zeide) was a Mizrachi party member - or at least voted Beit in the Israeli elections. Rachmastrivker Rebbes have been in Israel for 4 generations - or is it 5? - and never have they been part of the Kanoyim brigades! The Lelover Rebbes may have been super frum but never have I seen them go out there and be mekayem Mitzvas Macho'eh like this. Now far be it from me to tell these Rebbes what to do, but what gets me is how - especially the Tchernobler (Rachmastrivkeh and Tchernobel) Rebbes are sooo stringent and careful about sticking to their fathers' and grandfathers' minhogim when it comes to the little things, Yet when it comes to deviating from the ways of their fathers and zeides in a major policy issue they have no problem treading a new path. Not that it REALLY matters in me balancing my own checkbook and paying my bills, it just makes for interesting conversation. Somehow the Jaffa graves situation - maybe because we live in an Electronic Age - has stayed on the Charedi front burner, and I guess these younger Rebbes want to take part in it too. Kol HaKavod that they go and do their part and are not yotze with sending bachurim and unemployed yungeleit.
The current Buhusher was always known to more of a Kano'i, even very close to shittas Satmar. I'm not sure how that happened, with him being a Ruzhiner eynikel and all. Maybe one of you guys can fill us in.
Reb Duvid'l Rachmastrivker has swung far to the right of late, even stopping to take Government funds recently, due to his strong Satmarer following and to the funding he gets from them. His Yeshiveh in Yerushalayim has recently become somewhat of a haven for Satmarer bachurim. Oyb azoi we can understand why he went out there.
The Lelover and Tchernobler Rebbes going out there is a total mystery to me.