The Chairman of SHAS Aryeh Deri and one of the leaders of the party «yaadut Torah» Moshe Gafni demonstratively left the meeting of the heads of the coalition parties.
The meeting was convened by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the new law on the convert to Judaism, the promotion of which insist the ultra-Orthodox party.
As it became known to edition NEWSru.co.il, during the meeting the parties were close to an agreement on freezing of the process of promotion of the bill for six months. However, the heads of SHAS and «yaadut Torah» suddenly got up and left the meeting. According to informed sources, the head of SHAS Aryeh Deri was angered by the fact that despite his willingness to accept changes in the text of the bill, its promotion is proposed to be frozen. The meeting occurred verbal sparring between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and SHAS head Aryeh Deri.
Currently is not scheduled a new meeting of the heads of the coalition parties, however, according to sources NEWSru.co.il, we are not talking about the final breakdown of negotiations. «The last point has not been set,» — say in the political system.
Note that on 2 July, the Ministerial Committee on legislation shall consider the appeal filed by Minister of aliyah and immigrant absorption Sofa Landwehr. The press service of the Yisrael Beiteinu said that if it were not for the appeal filed by the Minister Landwehr, the bill already on Wednesday would be brought before the Knesset.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of heads of coalition parties, after a meeting with leaders of the American Israel public Affairs Committee AIPAC, who arrived in Israel on the background of the crisis caused by the promotion of the bill to convert to Judaism and the abolition of compromise on the issue of the wailing Wall.
SHAS and «yaadut-Thor» require consideration of the law as early as next Sunday, while Netanyahu wants to postpone it for six months, creating a special Commission to produce a compromise that takes into account the interests of other streams of Judaism.