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Bayit Yehudi Does an About Face on To’eva Couple Bill

bennThe bill sponsored by MK (Yesh Atid) Dr. Adi Koll that was approved earlier in the week by the Ministerial Law Committee will be presented to Knesset for a preliminary reading on Wednesday, 1 Teves 5774.

Earlier in the week Bayit Yehudi announced it opposes the bill that seeks to recognize to’eva couples regarding tax credits, which to date are given to heterosexual couples only.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel spoke out against the bill last week, explaining it challenges accepted social norms. Minister Uri Orbach, also of Bayit Leumi, promised the party will use its veto authority to kill the bill.

On Tuesday evening, less than a day before the bill is set for the Knesset vote, Bayit Yehudi has done a turn around, indicating it will support the bill.

Walla News reports that senior Bayit Yehudi officials explained they originally explained they are opposed to the bill but in reality, it has nothing to do with to’eva marriages being recognized so the party will not oppose the bill as stated earlier.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

3 Responses

  1. We told you this all along that this party is anything but Bayit Yehudi. Bayit Reformi would be more likely or like Rav Cohen shlit”a said even better “Bayit Amaleki”. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that if someone pairs up with a rasha and does not follow his Torah leaders is as corrupt and immoral as his ally.

  2. Rabbi shlomo lawrence, in his book “Bimechitzosom,” relates that the Chazon Ish, ZT”L, warned that, when the Mizrachi Party (today renamed as HaBayit Hayehudi) faces a conflict between nationalism and Torah, it will always come down on the side of Nationalism.

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