According to Israeli website Ynet News, an agreement was reached during a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Torah Judaism
Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman which would bring an end to the crisis.
At least, that's what the United Torah Judaism
, a haredi party in the Israeli Knesset, is saying.
Israel's Ultra-Orthodox minority, represented by Shas and United Torah Judaism
, have 13 seats between them.
It had been due to get its first reading in parliament this week until Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a member of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism
party, stepped in.
Under the compromise brokered by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman of the United Torah Judaism
alliance of ultra-Orthodox parties, security cabinet members will receive frequent personal briefings from the National Security Council as an interim measure.
The bill is well-supported within the Israeli parliament coalition, with the backing of Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism
, Habayit Hayehudi and Kulanu MKs, as well as opposition MKs from Yesh Atid and Yisrael Beteinu.
Netanyahu was already in agreement with the centrist Kulanu and two ultra-Orthodox parties, United Torah Judaism
and Shas, and the arrival of Bayit Yehudi means that the new government will have a vicious and consistent policy of creeping annexation of the West Bank.
Since the outset, Netanyahu has been expected to form a coalition which would comprise his rightwing Likud (30 seats), the far-right Jewish Home (eight), the hardline anti-Arab Yisrael Beitenu (six), the ultra-Orthodox parties Shas (seven) and United Torah Judaism
(UTJ, six) and the center-right Kulanu (10).
Among them are Likud (30), the far-right Jewish Home (eight), hardline anti-Arab Yisrael Beitenu (six), ultra-Orthodox parties Shas (7) and United Torah Judaism
(seven), and the newly formed centre-right Kulanu party of Likud defector Moshe Kahlon (10).
Klein expects him to forge an alliance withIsrael's two ultra-Orthodox parties, Shas and United Torah Judaism
, while continuing his ties with two pro-settlement ultra-nationalists,Avigdor LiebermanandNaftali Bennett.
Similarly, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni of the United Torah Judaism
Party was quoted on the haredi website Ki-kar Shabbat as saying that "the only thing that will increase [MK Yair Lapid's] number of seats in the Knesset is this demonstration.
Moshe Gafni of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism
party, said, "Today Israel lost the right to be called a Jewish state.