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Haredi parties threaten to 'crown' Left    Akiva Novick
1. Livni and Yachimovic area gainst the haredi bloc
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (01.06.13)
2. Anyone delusional enough to believe in the Imaginary Friend
is equally capable of believing in such scenario.
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.06.13)
3. Haredim
This is not news. The Haredim have always been the natural allies of the extreme Left for two reasons: both want to destroy the Zionist religious and when the extreme Left gives Haredim money, no one complains. If possible, the Haredim will crown Yehimovitch rather than Netanyahu. For power, Yehimovitch (together with Lapid) will cancel the Haredi draft and transfer funds to the "poor Haredi children".
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.06.13)
4. Chareidi play with fire to bring curses
on their heads ; gangster tactics and threatening behaviour, indeed blackmail How dare they treat with the devil? Shows how much hypocricy they indulge in; They worship their own power and not the One
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (01.06.13)
5. Naftali
I will vote Naftali Bennet, he is honest and already wealthy so no need to make friends for money. He can do the job.
Damien ,   tel aviv   (01.06.13)
6. Do it
Sol ,   Champaign   (01.06.13)
7. Someone at YNet isdreaming
This will never happen, it would their demise.
Wise Saba ,   Western Negev   (01.06.13)
8. Keep haredi out of power
Should be the main objective of any government. Fine to act as a socio-economic group but not one which imposes religious authority. Whatever happened to the secular state?
Mark ,   London, UK   (01.06.13)
9. Last elections Livni lost the PM because she refused to work
with Shas and the religious block. As much as she wants power I somehow doubt she'll change that stance now. These guys are delusional.
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.06.13)
10. Livni failed because she's not a leader!
not because she has an issue with the religious bloc. Don't blame the wrong people.
Aviv ,   Jerusalem   (01.06.13)
11. # 5
Look beyond Naftali Bennett and you will see his party is full of extremists.Nut cases and crazies with certificates. Not to mention their rabbis that act as a law unto themselves.
Telescopic Tal ,   Tel-Aviv, Israel   (01.06.13)
12. thank you oh great god they are all mad
oh happy day i lived to see the political parties of israel all acting like lunatics adn showing how braindead and corrupt they really are. thank you god. thank you god. dancing in the rain for joy in jerusalem. thank you heavens.
ruth ,   jerusalem   (01.06.13)
13. oh yeah, sure
do we have to see this charadi bs? They are going to join the left like Moses rising from the grave today.
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (01.06.13)
14. feeding the hand that bites you
It used to be don't bite the hand that feeds you, but here it is a case of feeding the hand that bites you. The left HATE the religious. Livni lost her change to have a government and gave it all to Bibi only because she refused to make a government with the religious. So are we to believe that the religious will really make a government with the Left??
ma nishma ,   modiin   (01.06.13)
15. Israel's religious parties often disgrace Judaism.
This supposed threat of religious parties to support the left is likely a leftist fantasy. However, it can't be dismissed out of hand. The ultraorthodox Shas Party helped inflict monstrous Oslo on us. Israeli religious parties often disgrace Judaism. Israel's religious parties are unreliable at best. They don't deserve ANY support from Jewish patriots, regardless of how observant they are.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.06.13)
16. Wonderful the charedim will support gay marriage
I am thrilled to see the haredim join the left. Then we can have gay marriage, intermarriage, draft all the yeshiva students, make all children follow a strictly secular school education and destroy all the settlements and give the Kotel to Hamas.
Shulamit   (01.06.13)
17. # 15
The key is "Follow the money", thats all that matters to them.
David $ ,   Tel-Aviv, Israel   (01.06.13)
18. They will pick the best deal they can get.
It will not make a difference to the religious which political party or ideology will grant them the deal, only what is the magnitude of the deal. Religious are the most pragmatic and always think in short-time terms, of money and power. They will come to discuss any coalition possibility and will conduct a mikuah, then decide which coalition offer carries the highest payoff to them. If questions are asked later, they will find something in the Torah to explain their ways. There will be nothing new under the sun for the religious parties in Israel, nothing to be proud of.
Michael ,   California, USA   (01.06.13)
19. A haredi-left coalition
Such a coalition would paralyze the left concerning negotiations with the Palestinians while ensuring that the haredi parties may keep on milking the State coffers. Let's hope it never happens.
Pibe ,   Israel   (01.09.13)
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