Shas Signs on to Coalition


IMG-20150504-WA011821:10 IL: Shas leader Aryeh Deri has reached agreement by which his party is joining the new coalition government. At present, the coalition includes Likud (30), Kulanu (10), Yahadut Hatorah (6) and Shas (7), totally 53. If Bayit Yehudi comes on board, the will give Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a majority of one as his coalition will be 61 of the 120-seat Knesset.

Clearly the tables have turned on Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett who was first shouting Netanyahu was discriminating against him and that he might not join the coalition. Now that the other religious parties have signed, if Bennett opts to enter the opposition, he will be blamed for the demise of a right-wing coalition.

The deadline for forming the coalition is Wednesday, 17 Iyar.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. If Bennett doesn’t signup with Netanyahu, then Bougie Herzog will be building a left-wing coalition that Chareidim might be happier with.

  2. The onus is now on the Chareidim to avoid parochial interests and move the world forward to the Visions of the Nevi’im.

  3. Maybe control your mouth before you speak and try avoiding those words that don’t belong to this site as you see it says YESHIVA WORLD NEWS not lapid’s news
    THINK BEFORE You do !!!

  4. The only party that represents true torah judaism in all its glory is Bayit yehudi and yachad

    Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

    Shas in charge of datot is not good news for many people who want to convert halachically in the army.
    Aryeh deri is a convicted bribe taker FOR GOODNESS SAKE