The chair of the Bayit Yehudi's Knesset faction, MK Ayelet Shaked, toured Israel's north on Thursday, visiting Beit Shean, Tiberias, Tzfat and Kiryat Shmona, among other places.
Shaked was asked whether she thought this year will be a turning point in the relations between the secular and hareidi-religious in Israel and replied, "I really feel that it is. Everywhere I go I see a desire for cooperation among all the people of Israel. One small example of this is secular people who want to give their children a Talmud-based education in schools, as well as the fact that the hareidim will soon begin to study core curriculum. So whether we want to or not, I hope that the gaps will be narrowed."