While Shas Party Returns to Vote With Coalition, Otzma Yehudit Will Continue to Disrupt It

By Hamodia Staff

MK Itamar Ben Gvir speaks with MK Aryeh Deri during a vote for the new Knesset speaker at the assembly hall of the Knesset in December, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Despite the removal of the rabbinic law this week from the schedule, the Shas party announced Wednesday that it is ending its the end of the boycott of votes and will once again vote together with the coalition.

Otzma Yehudit, on the other hand, insisted they will continue to disrupt the work of the coalition until Minister Itamar Ben Gvir is given a seat in the war cabinet. Nevertheless, Otzma Yehudit clarified that they will continue to oppose laws introduced by the opposition so as to not strengthen the opposition.

“The Shas movement tried twice to introduce important regulations to increase the status of the Rabbis in Israel who give their lives in this period, as well as to improve the conditions of the workers of the religious and mikveh councils – a social move that won very wide approval,” Shas said in a statement.

“It is worth mentioning the decisive words of the great yeshiva head Rabbi Meir Mazuz, shlita, who wrote about the law on religious services: “Whoever opposes this thing harms the sanctities of Israel and in any case also the protection and security of the people of Israel.”

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