Should Chareidim Form a Government with the Left?

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    besod emuna

    Following upcoming elections, it may be worthwhile for the Chareidim to join a left-wing government if it is willing to grant Chareidim a draft exemption and is otherwise helpful and accommodating towards the needs of Chareidim.

    There is nothing inherent about the right that ties Chareidim to them.

    Barak Vows To Get Rid Of Chareidi IDF Draft Law, Plans To Topple Netanyahu


    There’s nothing more Jewish about the Israeli right than the Israeli left.

    Avi K

    The left includes Yair Lapid. If B&W splits parts would join a Likud coalition so the question does not start. Besides, there are there issues such as restoring the balance between the Knesset and the Supreme Court (which created the mess by striking down the old law).


    Bibi Netanyahu is no better than Ehud Barak. If a better deal can be achieved with the left, then that’s a better outcome than a right-wing government.


    The left has had that option for years. While some Hareidim are super-hawks, others are super-doves. On most economic issues, the hareidim are much closer to the left than the right, and in fact hareidim views are to the left of most Israeli socialists (all for liberal benefits, especially for large families, and not at all concerned with paying for them). However the Israeli left tends to be fanatically anti-religious (remember that an “ikar” of socialism is militant opposition to all forms of religion).

    divri hayamim

    If they make Torah the ikkur and money tafel, then the left will never agree to sit with them.

    If they left sells us a rainbow for housing money, the left will allow us to join them.

    Remember the price the left will demand is throwing away the torah.


    the Charedim will form a government with whoever gives more stipends and IDF exemptions; Arabs, Meretz and even ha’Devil be’atzmo, Mr. Lapid. 🙂


    DrYdd et al

    The left offered charedm better deals in
    Charedm turned them down
    with the one exception of 1999 & they walked out pretty fast over desecration of Shabbat

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