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As Haredim continue to defy legal rulings against modesty signs, many have begun to see Beit Shemesh as ‘the canary in the coal mine’ of Israel’s complicated secular-religious conflict.
Strong election showing of Shas and United Torah Judaism will lend the haredi parties heavy political clout in their demands for a High Court override bill and mass haredi exemptions from the army.
"The votes of Yesh Atid assure the passage of the bill; you don't need to again to give in to the haredi parties," party chair Yair Lapid said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Ya'acov Litzman said “we have no interest in elections, but we cannot compromise on a significant matter of principle, or maintaining the status of yeshiva students who study full-time.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Yesh Atid, which backed the government enlistment bill, said there was no reason to wait to pass the law, insisting that it not be changed “by even one letter” before going for its final votes.
By JEREMY SHARON
19 haredim were arrested in the latest protest organized by the extremist Jerusalem Faction.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The High Court struck down the previous arrangement in September 2017 as discriminatory, and gave the Knesset 12 months to pass a new law.
“I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of the term,” he said. “This is a terrific coalition.”
By GIL HOFFMAN,JEREMY SHARON
“There won’t be any compromise on the financial sanctions, we will not accept them,” Moses told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
"There was never a more political and cynical use of the IDF" Tzipi Livni said in an interview on army radio.
By JONATHAN WEBER ROSEN
"We cannot agree to any law that will limit the study of Torah in any way," Litzman said in the Knesset plenum on Monday.
Bill expected to pass late on Monday night, majority of haredi MKs to vote against; Yesh Atid to support govt and vote in favor.
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