Outgoing Haredi ministers wish luck to successors, vow to fight to topple government

Outgoing ultra-Orthodox ministers vow to work in full force to topple the new government during ceremonies marking their departures from their ministerial posts.

Welcoming his successor as housing minister, United Torah Judaism’s Yaakov Litzman wishes New Hope’s Ze’ev Elkin luck “as a personal friend,” but adds that “this government should be dismantled and we will work to that end in full force.”

“The housing crisis is hard on all communities and especially for the ultra-Orthodox community, and much work is needed to do that but unfortunately I don’t expect anything from this government,” he says.

“All the curses that appewar in the Torah are valid for the government.”

Outgoing interior minister Aryeh Deri, the head of the Shas party, welcomes new minister Ayelet Shaked of Yamina and says that power changes are a natural part of democracy.

But he adds that he will also “do everything so that this government falls very fast so that we can form a new government that includes Ayelet.”

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