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Professor Yisrael Aumann
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'No religious parties, no coalition'
During emergency meeting of Israel's rabbis, Nobel Prize Winner Professor Yisrael Aumann says: 'If call goes out for religious parties not to join coalition of parties willing to give away territories, there won't be a coalition.'
Nobel Prize winner Professor Yisrael Aumann has called on religious parties not to join a coalition willing to give away Israeli territories.

 

"Mathematically, the Israeli left has 52 mandates, and every coalition, in every form, is dependent on the religious and the ultra-Orthodox. If a call goes out from here for religious parties not to join a coalition of parties willing to give away territories, there won't be a coalition," he said.

 

Aumann made the comments during an emergency meeting of Israel's rabbis, held in Jerusalem, under the headline: "The declarations of the elected parties – a danger to the Israeli people."

 

Some 140 rabbis took part in the conference, including former chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, head rabbis of cities, towns, and other areas.

 

'Sound the alarm'

 

Rabbi Eliyahu also addressed the issue, saying that "rabbis must sound the alarm and call on religious and ultra-Orthodox parties not
to take part in negotiations with a government that is willing to give away any territory anywhere from the Land of Israel to other nations."

 

The conference was organized by the "Rabbis For Saving Lives" organization, who claimed that "during these days, when there seems to be no hope in stopping the crazy process, when the Hamas government and terror organizations celebrate with joy the elections results in Israel, when the nation gave up all hope and faith in politicians, our role is to stand firm at the breaches."

 

The rabbis said that "our aim is to sound a protest and an alarm, and to give advice out of real love for Israel, in light of the terrible situation, to save Israel and our holy land."

 

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