While Am Yisrael observes Chol Hamoed Pesach representatives of Yahadut Hatorah have been meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his negotiators as they try lock in their place in the next coalition government.
Members of the Yahadut Hatorah faction Meir Porush and Moshe Gafne met on Monday 17 Nissan for a number of hours in the Prime Minister’s Residence. Yahadut Hatorah MKs remain optimistic regarding their demands for entering the coalition. One of the demands is the transfer of authority for yeshiva funding from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Religious Services.
According to a report from Channel 10 News’ Nadav Peri, the prime minister has agreed to Yahadut Hatorah demands to amend the changes made in the giyur process during the previous administration and the return of the authority for conversion to the Chief Rabbi of Israel as was the case prior to the changes made in the last government.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)