Gafni tells PM: Haredim rethinking partnership with Right

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 26, 2011 21:27

 
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The haredi parties may prefer to join a coalition with Kadima rather than Likud in the next election in an effort to prevent anti-haredi [ultra-Orthodox] incitement, Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday.

Gafni told Netanyahu that he was angry that Likud and the other right-wing parties in the coalition were not taking action to quell the anti-haredi atmosphere following a spate of incidents involving haredi extremists.

"We are having more and more thoughts about rethinking our cooperation with the Right, because when there are attacks on the haredim, the Right joins the wave instead of checking the facts and defending us,” a source close to Gafni said. “When we were part of a Kadima-led government, they defended us better and enabled us to pass laws we can't pass now.”

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