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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.
Netanyahu will convene his cabinet and his coalition party leaders on Sunday and reveal to them whether he intends to seek an election.
By JEREMY SHARON
“The demand to pass the bill in its three readings remains as it was, until now there is no other proposal on the table.”
The Jerusalem Faction announced on Wednesday night that it will be staging its first demonstration since Shmuel Auerbach’s death in February.
"If Netanyahu decides that he wants elections, there will be elections. If he wants stability, the current government will remain in place."
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
All this being the case, Litzman appears to think that he is well served within the haredi world by flexing his muscles and demonstrating his deep commitment to protecting yeshiva students.
Netanyahu said that he is not willing to allow the coalition crisis issues to drag on into the future.
By GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
The poll also demonstrated blanket opposition to the bill among every political party in the Knesset other than United Torah Judaism and Shas.
The head of Kulanu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, has threatened Netanyahu that he will initiate an election if the budget is not passed soon.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The former health minister's threat could mean a dissolution of the government.
By JEREMY SHARON,LAHAV HARKOV
The defense ministry said that his party will not compromise on any issues affecting Israeli security.
By LAHAV HARKOV,JEREMY SHARON
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