Beit Shemesh Deputy Mayor (Degel Hatorah) R’ Shmuel Greenberg told Ladaat that coalition talks with Mayor R’ Moshe Abutbul have hit a dead end. “We cannot know what is going to happen. We are more or less looking to copy the appointments of the outgoing administration, which means we are demanding a deputy mayor post, the planning & building portfolio, in addition to another portfolio for the third representative” Greenberg told Ladaat.
He adds Agudas Yisrael has made the same demands from the mayor, leading to a dead end.
While Greenberg is hopeful the situation will be resolved in a day or two, he admits it can take a week or longer as well.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)