MK Danon sends letter to Shas spiritual leader, says ‘he has the power to stop the freeze’
Likud Knesset members convened Monday afternoon in the office of Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein in the Knesset for an “emergency meeting” ahead of the cabinet’s approval of an additional 90-day settlement construction freeze.
MK Danny Danon announced during the meeting that he had sent a letter to Shas’ spiritual leader Rabi Ovadia Yosef. “We will exert every effort to prevent the freeze,” he said. “The key is in Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s hands. If Shas ministers abstain in the cabinet, the decision may pass.”