Netanyahu and Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition Deal


litzman-netanyahuFollowing the coalition agreement draft formed Tuesday between Likud and United Torah Judaism (UTJ), Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and UTJ chairman MK Ya’akov Litzman met today to finalize the deal, Chaim Lev and Ari Yashar report for Arutz Sheva.

The two are to go over the various clauses of the agreement and close up with a final signature on it after representatives of Moshe Kachlon’s Kulanu party signed a coalition agreement with Likud on Tuesday night.

Yesterday, Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman gave the gren light to UTJ MKs Uri Maklev and Moshe Gafni to go ahead with the agreement.

Among the arrangements in the agreement – perhaps the most important – is the abolishment of the cut in budgets for yeshivos and a freeze of the controversial conversion law. The controversial law requiring charedim to be drafted into the IDF or face criminal charges hasn’t been resolved; language on the topic will likely stay extremely vague on purpose to prevent the Supreme Court from getting involved.

{ Israel}