many of you in Israel vote for other parties who are happy to be in coalitiion with the rabbi's acolites and therein lies the problem. As the spiritual leader of current government ministers he has enormous influence. Not unlike the mullah's in Teheran who also influence policy from the sidelines. Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel by Israel Shahak published in 1999 examines the true nature of the rabbi's influence.
U.S. and Russia discuss flight safety in Syria on conference call (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Rabbi's 'offensive' remarks harm peace efforts