Litzman says UTJ won't join gov't, slams Shas for sticking with PM

United Torah Judaism (UTJ) will not join Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition even if it were given the chairmanship of the Knesset Finance Committee, UTJ MK Ya'acov Litzman said Monday. Litzman, who was speaking to Israel Radio, also said that "It is odd that Shas is still in the coalition, despite the fact of negotiations on core issues."