Opposition chairwoman sees religious-secular rift as opportunity to gain wide support for Kadima, slams Netanyahu for 'weakness' to ultra-Orthodox demands
Published: 05.07.10, 00:30 / Israel News
The rift between the religious and the secular population again seems wide, and the opposition has jumped at the opportunity. Ynet has learned that Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni intends to open an extensive campaign against leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Knesset factions and against the prime minister himself, for "his weakness and his surrender to the haredim."
Livni is expected to blame the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Knesset members for extortion and for worrying about their own narrow interests. The opposition leader will claim that this behavior hurts not only the general population but the religious groups themselves, causing Israelis to draw away from religion out o
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