Bibi did not want to create a new crisis with the religious - he condemned the ban strongly (as did many other ministers and rabbis), and more importantly created a sort of consensus ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 09.12.10 | 08:09 (IST)

    with the majority of israelis. his approach is to de-legitimize the ban so that it will be too unpopular for the rabbis to take it to the next level. you can disagree with this approach, but i'm not sure if the reaction we saw qualifies as "not doing anything"

    from the article: Knesset Speaker: Racist rabbi's letter shames the Jewish people
    First published 03:12 09.12.10 | Last updated 03:12 09.12.10
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