Strong statement: Flag of the Torah Chairman MK Moshe Gafni spoke yesterday (Saturday) at a party conference and noted that "we are in the midst of a religious war!"
"I met with the heads of the economy, economists, many months ago, and they explained to me about the reform – how difficult it is and what might happen to the economy if it passes. By the way, quite a long time has passed since then and the economy is excellent. High-tech, the deficit, and government spending and revenues. I told them, 'You don't mean legal reform, or anything like it, you're waging a religious war against us.' And what we saw on Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv is proof.
MK Gafni, at the beginning of September: "We will consider how to move forward with the reform" // Photo: Knesset Channel
"When we pray Kol Nidre in Dizengoff Square, the same people come and pull the of those who are there, we are in the midst of a religious war! Therefore, we, members of Degel HaTorah, do not give interviews in the media. It won't do anything good. But let us know that their war is not economic, security, or social, it is a religious war. That's how you have to treat it and be careful not to do something you shouldn't," he said.
According to Gafni, "I had a lot to say after there were attacks on the recent budget transfers in the Finance Committee. But it won't help, we got caught up in a war on our watch for everything that is holy and dear to the people of Israel - and with G-d's help we will withstand it."
Gafni's remarks are inconsistent with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement from the meeting with Elon Musk, according to which Justice Minister Yariv Levin's original proposal for legal reform was "bad." After the remarks, the Likud issued a statement saying that "the prime minister did not rule out the legal reform at all." At the same time, in early September, Gafni said during a meeting of the Finance Committee: "We will consider how to proceed with the reform."
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