Hareidi-religious Knesset members attacked the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) for its part in drastic budget cuts, Monday, during debate on the 2013-2014 budget and Financial Arrangements Law. Referring to cuts in support of needy families, Chairman Aryeh Der'i of the Shas party said, "They [members of the coalition -ed.] are using you now. [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu knew that there was no government without an induction bill and a budget bill, and without your sign of kashrut, it would be impossible to pass this [budget] and cut the child allowances - with us this wouldn't work."
Chairman Menachem Mozes of the United Torah Judaism faction asked, "Why are you deluding yourselves? You are holding up this government until the solution of two-states for two peoples comes and then they'll throw you out like squeezed lemons and get along without you until the Labor Party enters [the coalition] or provides a safety net. And now is the time that you can stop these terrible steps, also those being taken against the hareidi public."