The Ultra Orthodox would rather have the left in the Israeli Government, than the settlers in Judea and Samaria.
Israeli politics can be a rough game. The borderlines are not along the right-left axis, but rather related to which borders Israel do have.
Is Judea and Samaria are part of Israel, equal a part of Eretz Zion as Tel Aviv?
MK Moshe Gafni from the Askenazi Orthodox party and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett met for the first time on Thursday.
They seems to have larger disagreement, than Benjamin Netanyahu have with the Labour party.
A UTJ official told the Post that the party was considering supporting a raft of measures such as a settlement freeze, the evacuation of unauthorized settlement outposts and the reopening of peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Such a move, he said, would allow the prime minister to form a coalition with left leaning parties including The Tzipi Livni Party and even Meretz, and leave Bayit Yehudi outside of the government.
The source noted that the upcoming visit of US President Barak Obama would likely bring new pressure from the White House to make concessions to the Palestinians, something that his party is now considering supporting.
Source: Jerusalem Post
The political fronts in Israel are not always easy to understand. In particular why the Ultra Orthodox now attacks the Nationalist religious settlers, living in Judea and Samaria.
Here is a quote that display serious disagreements, and even some kind of excommunication.
Ultra-Orthodox MKs distanced themselves from recent remarks by Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef who called Bennett’s party a “house of goyim.”
Source: Israel Hayom
What is behind the divide?
A simple facts.
The Nationalist religious Settlers live beyond the green line. They claim that it is the Torah, and not Obama, who shall set the borders around Israel.
The Ultra Orthodox live on Governmental support, mainly in Western Jerusalem. They do not lift a finger to defend the motherland, and set up rule for who is a “goyim” and who is a true Jew. Just like the Pharisees did.
I do support my brothers and sisters in the Nationalist religious movement. We agree on how to understand the Prophetic Word in regards to Israel. We both awaits the arrival of the Messiah, but do disagree on who the Messiah is.
I claim Yeshua from Nazareth to be the Messiah.
Written by Ivar