Sharon, using the government purse springs to shower largesse or penury on each political party has b(r)ought the Knesset to its knees. The promise of huge sums of money to those who vote for his plan made this vote a foregone conclusion.
In March 23, 2005 the New York Times reported:
Shinui is upset over $67 million in extra funds for religious education that Mr. Sharon promised to the United Torah Judaism party to bring it into the coalition. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/23/international/middleeast/23cnd-mideast.html?pagewanted=print&position=
Now let's go back to recent news:
Recently, Yishai Gets Hareidi Leader's 'Blessing' for New Party with Ariel, Sources close to Yishai say meeting with Rabbi Shteinman Friday paves way for Shas split, solidifying deal splitting Jewish Home as well.
By Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar
Let us examine Rav Shteinman's position in the past regarding Gush Katif and Kever Yosef.
- in France, Muslim Violence (uprising) in the Streets in France. (Terrifying), Jabotinsky, Jews Depart. http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2015/01/muslim-violence-uprising-in-streets-in.html
- NYC Council. A Must See Video in response to "Naked Blind Anti-Semitism in NYC Council Chambers". Councilmen David Greenfields speech goes viral... http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-must-see-video-in-response-to-naked.html
Activist emails sent to my list are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch. May their memories serve as a blessing.
Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com