An earlier report by Israel’s News12 and published by YWN stating that the leaders of both Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisrael (which jointly make up the Gimmel Party), may consider joining a government with Yair Lapid has been vehemently denied to YWN.
The report stated that Degel Hatorah leader MK Gafne was meeting with Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky tonight to discuss the issues, and were to seek his guidance on “removing the veto on Lapid”.
But according to three people who were in the room at the meeting told YWN that the News12 report was 100% “fake news”, and that the name “Lapid” was never mentioned in the meeting with the Gadol Hador.
“The Degel hatorah MK’s simply came to receive their Bracha from Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky. That was the entire meeting”.
The News12 report had also stated that, MK Litzman, the leader of the Agudah Party was going to be consulting with the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel (Admorim) about removing the “Lapid veto”. YWN was unable to verify if this part of the report was also false.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)