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        3/10/2013, Adar 28, 5773

      Hareidi Ministers Boycott Cabinet

      The four ministers from the Shas party and Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman did not attend Sunday’s Cabinet meeting, apparently in protest of the fact that their parties are not included in the next government.

      The two hareidi-religious parties have blamed the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party for their exclusion. Bayit Yehudi made an agreement with Yesh Atid to enter the coalition together, and Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid has rejected cooperation with hareidi parties due to his interest in requiring hareidi men to serve in the IDF.