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  12/23/2012, Tevet 10, 5773

Shas Afraid of Abandonment by Coalition


Sources in Shas are afraid that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will create his next coalition without them, Yisrael Hayom reported Sunday morning. Netanyahu recently stated that he would prefer that the Housing Ministry, currently headed by Shas’ Ariel Attias, be headed by a Likud member.

“Netanyahu knows that we want to keep the Housing Ministry with Shas,” a party source was quoted as saying. “It’s not clear if this was a one-time message aimed at making a statement about social welfare, or if the Prime Minister is already planning to build a government without Shas.”