Daily Israel Report
Show More

OpEds

08:28
Reported

News Brief

  5/24/2013, Sivan 15, 5773

Report: Piron will Vote Against Amar-Ariel Deal


Education Minister Shai Piron is expected to vote against what is being called the Amar-Ariel deal, which would change the law to allow Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel to run for Chief Rabbi of Israel, according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. The deal would allow Rabbi Amar to run by amending the law, which prohibits a chief rabbi from running for re-election. Rabbi Ariel would be allowed to run under an amendment that puts a ceiling of 70 years old running for the position. The amendments are scheduled to be discussed on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.

Full story