Still against the possibility of the new government taking up its regular workings, the Chareidi MKs of UTJ and Shas signed a letter that stated they will work together against the new government. The MKs specifically stated that they will refuse to work with any of the government’s representatives, specifically Chareidi advisers.
Standing in the face of a fear that the new government will influence Chareidi leaders into submission, one after the other, all Chareidi MKs came together and signed the letter except for Meir Porush of Agudas Yisrael, who demanded to hold a party meeting on the issue before signing.
The letter read, “In light of the establishment of the government that has enshrined the trampling of the Torah and the values of Yahadus, we, the undersigned, members of Shas and UTJ, commit to working together in full cooperation on behalf of our shalichim – the Gedolei HaTorah and the voting public who are faithful to Hashem and His Torah.”
It went on to say that, “We will work to the best of our abilities to fulfill our shalichus from the benches of the opposition. We will not cooperate, directly or indirectly, with any Chareidi adviser who works with the government for the Chareidi sector, while trying a drive a wedge in the wall of our common struggle…and divide us through various claims of seeing to the needs of the Chareidi sector. We’ll fight together via all legal and parliamentary means available to us to prevent the government from finishing its term and carrying out its corrupt goals.”