Prime Minister Netanyahu crossed red lines when he invited the so-called chareidi press to his office this past Sunday two days before the elections, hoping to draw to his side the undecided marginal vote.
He knew exactly whom to turn to for support in calling the chareidi voters to vote for Likud, in direct opposition to our Torah leadership.
This bizarre and ungrateful step was met with outright wrath and astonishment, especially after the chareidi parties clarified in no uncertain terms that they would recommend to the President that Netanyahu be their candidate to create the new government and would join a coalition which he would head. Despite this promise, the prime minister chose this ungrateful step which ignited red lights of warning.
Chairman of Degel HaTorah, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, reacted strongly to this step and told Yated Ne'eman interviewer that "whoever is familiar with the goings on in the Knesset knows that we are prepared to be partners with Likud in spite of what we suffer thereby and where, in many instances, do not receive a supportive shoulder, if not worse than that."