Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett expresses his firm commitment to continue working with the chareidi parties, Yahadut Hatorah and Shas. In an interview with the weekly Mishpacha Magazine Bennett explains he does not see himself entering another coalition other than the current one with the chareidim.
He is quoted saying he will not enter another coalition at the expense of the chareidim, as was the case in the previous administration when Bennett teamed with Yesh Atid and the chareidim remained in opposition.
The dati leumi party leader adds “There is a connection between the chareidi sector and Eretz Yisrael, the chareidi tzibur is right-wing and during bein hazmanim I see bochrim all around Israel”.
Bennett is full of compliments for chareidi elected officials, making special mention to Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, adding “I see the connection with Litzman as genuine, having depth, a connection that is above politics. I view this as an opportunity to bridge communities. I see him as a man who is concerned with all of Am Yisrael and for me, this is a chiddush”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)