Litzman slammed for refusal to meet PM

"He deserves to be demoted from his position as party chairman," says UTJ MK Avraham Ravitz.

By MATTHEW WAGNER
December 25, 2007 23:43
serious looking yaacov litzman 298

yaaco litzman serious298. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

MK Avraham Ravitz (UTJ) attacked MK Ya'acov Litzman, his faction's chairman, for not taking part in a meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Tuesday. "He deserves to be demoted from his position as chairman for acting the way he did," said Ravitz. "The entire faction decided to answer the prime minister's invitation to discuss diplomatic and security issues. But for some reason Litzman refused to show up." Litzman said that his decision not to attend the meeting with Olmert was meant as a protest against what he called "the government's evil decrees against the yeshiva world" and its plans to "divide Jerusalem." The meeting focused solely on diplomatic and security issues. Ravitz said Olmert assured the UTJ MKs that he did not support dividing Jerusalem. The prime minister refused to discuss fiscal issues that concerned the haredi MKs, such as cuts to the yeshiva budget. Ravitz said the meeting was conducted amiably. Although UTJ, which supports exemptions from military service for its male constituency, normally does not get involved with issues of security, recent talk of dividing Jerusalem under the auspices of a peace agreement with the Palestinians has aroused vocal dissent in haredi circles.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN