Coalition crisis cooking over who says what’s kosher

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his narrow coalition of 61 Knesset members, his associates found solace in how cohesive the government is.

That may be true on security issues in which Netanyahu will be given leeway to make key decisions on his own and socioeconomic matters in which Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon is expected to be one of the most powerful and unfettered finance ministers in Israel’s history.

But on matters of religion and state, this coalition is just as divided as its predecessors.


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