Yishai Continues Efforts to Reach Agreement, Meets with Lapid

(Thursday, February 21st, 2013 09:30 PM)

Shas leader Minister Eli Yishai met with Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid on Tuesday in yet another effort to reach agreement by which both parties will join a coalition government.

Channel 2 News reports Yishai made another attempt to persuade Lapid to accept a moderate share the burden plan. Lapid and Yishai did not discuss details, only confirming the meeting was held and that it was conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

The secrecy surrounding the meeting has some Yahadut Hatorah officials concerned over a possible deal between Shas and Lapid that would leave the Ashkenazi chareidi party out in the cold.

Ads By Artscroll:

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Ads By Israel Book Shop:


  1. akuperma says:

    There is a possible overlap. Lapid’s supporters wouldn’t object to conscientious objector status for yeshiva students if coupled with ending yeshiva subsidies (which are modest, anyone living off them would starve – the overall welfare state benefits are more important economically). Just a mere agreement that no one will be thrown in jail for draft refusal would probably be enough.

    Shas doesn’t want the more radical hareidim to be strengthed by a “war” with the government, and Lapid doesn’t want to be the opposition leader.

  2. zionflag says:

    There will be some parties out in the cold, hibernating till the next election. Who will it be?

  3. I cannot beleive that I am in agreeent with apukerma on this issue….I always thought that the easiest way to tackle this whole army matter was to withdraw the special subsidies of the kolllelim and exempt for a number of years the chareidi zibur- free of the burden of the army and saddled with a lower income, a large part of the chareidi zibbur would opt to go work for a living. In essence, the Kandel proposal would bring about the changes, albeit slowly.

  4. takingabreak says:

    like the gedoloim of previous generations said allow the choking to get involved and they Will try to destroy yiddeshkeit (oops r we being fanatic

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Subscribe to RSS Feed For This Article