After a considerable success in the previous elections, the future of the Haredi parties seems uncertain, due to MK Avigdor Liberman’s campaign and plans for a unified government with both Likud and the Blue and White Alliance.
MK Yitzhak Ze’ev Pindrus, of the United Torah Judaism party (UTJ), will address the challenges the elections pose to the Haredi community. Can Liberman succeed in blocking the Haredi parties from holding positions of power? Or with the likelihood of a general low turnout, will they gain even more influence? Will UTJ support legal immunity for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? What do the political winds mean for controversial Haredi draft exemptions?
MK Yitzhak Ze’ev Pindrus, is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for the United Torah Judaism party. Pindrus is associated with the leading authority of the Haredi Jewish society, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.