Continued Cooperation In Knesset Between Chareidim And Arab Lawmakers


Chareidi MKs do not publicly address their about their position on the “Nationality Law,” but in private conversations with Arab MKs, chareidi lawmakers declare that they are opposed to the law.

A discussion of this kind took place in the Knesset plenum on Monday, 26 Tammuz, between the chairman of the Yahadut Hatorah faction, MK Menachem Eliezer Moses and MK Ahmed Tibi, Talab Abu Adar and MK Dov Khenin, who is also a member of the Arab List.

Tibi, who noticed Moses enter the Knesset plenum, called to him and when he reached his seat, he asked him to understand whether they had changed their position and where they were standing. Moses told Tibi and MK Abu Arar that their position was and still are against the Nationality Law. A minute later MK Dov Khenin joined the conversation.

In the Tuesday morning edition of Yated Ne’eman, MK Maklev was quoted as saying that even after the changes made in the Nationality Law, they are not satisfied with the law, and therefore, better the law “Does not come into the world”.

Degel Hatorah officials are denying rumors that an agreement was reached between Yahadut Hatorah and the Arab List.

MK (Bayit Yehudi) Moti Yogev attacked the chareidim during an interview with Noam Zeigman of Kol Berama Radio. Yogev on Monday expressed sorrow for “Those who cooperate with the Arab party, the chareidim,” adding, “We have nothing in common with the haters of Israel”.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Why not? Gafni has declared himself a Leftist many times. He and his cohorts are also against the idea of a Jewish state so long as their little group can drink from the public trough.