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  1/23/2013, Shevat 12, 5773

United Torah Judaism Cautiously Open to Unity


The United Torah Judaism party has gained more seats in the 2013 elections compared to four years ago. Member of Knesset Moshe Gafni told Arutz Sheva news that they do not rule out joining a coalition that would include the Yesh Atid party. The surprise of the election is now the second largest party in Israel. Several of Yesh Atid's platform points are in conflict with the UTJ ideology.  
 
MK Gafni commented that UTJ will act responsibly and carefully. "We are not negotiable. We will not be a fifth wheel," he said.
 
UTJ earned the most votes out of any party in Jerusalem. MK Gafni was Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and more recently, chairman, of the Lobby for Direct Employment and a member of the lobby for the encouragement, strengthening, and support of discharged soldiers.