«The crisis over the bill to convert to Judaism will be resolved by negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and interior Minister Aryeh Deri», – told NEWSru.co.il the head of the faction of SHAS Yoav Ben Tzur.
According to him, despite an appeal by the Minister of immigrant absorption Sofa Landwehr, the bill will not be frozen. «The Prime Minister will submit a bill for discussion in the Cabinet meeting and the Cabinet will take a decision», – said the head of the SHAS faction. He did not reject the possibility that in the text of the bill will make some changes. «Our goal is to achieve approval of the law, which will conform to the requirements of Halacha, and we do not seek unnecessary strife,» said Ben-Tzur.
Our source denied that this question can lead to a coalition crisis. «As you know, Avigdor Lieberman and Aryeh Deri maintain good personal relationships, and I’m sure. they reached agreement. There is no reason for the crisis and especially the collapse of the coalition,» – said the head of the SHAS faction.
Speaking of compromise on the issue of the wailing Wall, Yoav Ben Tzur stressed that the government’s decision to freeze its action is temporary. «Let’s wait for the decision of the high Court, which has to be taken today, then all will become clear», – he said.
Sources in the party «Israel Our home» said, commenting on the words of Yoav Ben Zur: «defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and justice Minister Ayelet shaked, who heads an inter-Ministerial Commission on legislation, has come to an agreement, according to which in the next week promotion of the law on the convert to Judaism will be suspended. We know nothing about any negotiations about the bill».
We will remind that on 25 June, the Ministerial Committee on legislation approved the bill, depriving the local rabbinical courts authority in matters of conversion. Against this decision voted only Minister of immigrant absorption Sofa Landwehr. Immediately after the bill was approved by the Commission, the Minister of the Landwehr filed an appeal. «The law on the convert to Judaism, as it stands alienated from Judaism all who want to approach him and undermined the chances of many citizens who immigrated to Israel in accordance with the law of return, serve in the army, go to IDF reserve duties and pay taxes, become part of the Jewish people», – said in the text of the appeal.
At the moment it is unclear where it will be considered an appeal. In SHAS say that the bill will be discussed in the government. According to sources in Yisrael Beiteinu, the appeal is filed with the Commission on legislation and should be dealt with there.
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