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        1/29/2013, Shevat 18, 5773

      Hareidi Parties Preparing for Opposition


      Israeli’s hareidi parties are preparing for the option that they will be forced to sit in the opposition in the next government, Channel 10 News reported on Monday.

      The report quoted officials in both Shas and United Torah Judaism (UTJ) as having said that they will likely have to join the opposition, because of the surprising rise of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party. Lapid has indicated he will work to draft hareidi yeshiva students into the army, something which both Shas and UTJ oppose.