Aug 31, 2010
Shas on the building freeze
There are conflicting reports as to what Shas is going to do regarding the continuation, or cancellation, of the building freeze.
One report came out this morning, quoting senior Shas people, that Shas is planning on supporting Netanyahu (begrudgingly I guess) in continuing the building freeze, but only outside of Jerusalem. They would insist that the State of Israel be allowed to build in Jerusalem.
Now Shas is denying that report. Rav Ovadia spoke out against it in talks with Eli Yishai and said we must build in all of Judea and Samaria. Eli Yishai added to that that Netanyahu stopped construction in a way that no prime minister before ever has, and yet we have received nothing in exchange for that. Therefore it is time to stop the freeze and build all over the country.
When it comes time to implement policy and vote, which Shas will stand up?