Israel's new gov't excludes ultra-religious
March 14th, 2013
05:06 AM ET

Israel's new gov't excludes ultra-religious

Israeli politicians have reached an agreement on a new government that excludes ultra-religious parties, which have almost always been a part of the ruling coalition.

The main ultra-orthodox Shas Party will join the Labor Party in the opposition rows of the Knesset, Israel's parliament. It leaves the governing coalition with no party that traditionally trumpets the concerns of the poor.

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  1. saywhat

    No party that speaks for the concerns of the poor and peace loving Jews which are in majority is there in the coalition.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      So you're saying that this "party that speaks for the concerns of the poor and peace loving Jews which are in majority" is there in the opposition?

      March 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    This man netanyahu who scorns America but is revered by his loyalists in our Congress spells nothing but trouble for American interests & world peace.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    ah, but @saywhat, They will indeed have world peace with out God...
    All that coming from God's chosen people? Even the peace loving Jews deny the existence of Christ as the Messiah; as it's Government does .

    March 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Mary... Religious Jews are waiting for the coming of the Messiah for thousands of years. According to the Jewish religion, the Jews will gladly accept the Messia when He will come and PROVE that he is indeed the Messiah. Obvioualy, the Jews named Jesus Christ was either unable or unwilling to PROVE that he was the Messiah given that the Jews did not accept him as one.

      March 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |