Degel Hatorah MKs Confer With Gedolei Yisrael On Jerusalem Bill

Chairman of the Finance Committee Moshe Gafni attends a committe meeting in the Israeli parliament on October 29, 2012. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASh90 *** Local Caption *** ëðñú âôðé åòãú äëñôéí åòãú ëñôéí éäãåú äúåøä

Moshe Gafne announced he is going to confer with Gedolei Yisrael Shlita to determine what to do regarding the Jerusalem Bill sponsored by the Bayit Yehudi party. The bill is at the heart of a machlokes between Gafne and Health Minister Yaakov Litzman. This is expected to take place on Thursday night 19 Tammuz. Gafne will be going with MK Uri Maklev to confer with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita.

The decision of Rav Shteinman will determine whether Degel Hatorah will support the bill promoted by Education Minister Naftali Bennet, which demands that any decision regarding Jerusalem be subject to the consent of a majority of 80 MKs.

Following Gafne’s opposition to the bill, it was not raised last week by the ministerial committee as scheduled, and it was postponed to this coming Sunday.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)