Interior Min. Struck Deal With Haredim to Foil My Presidential Bid, MK Says

MK Sheetrit says ultra-Orthodox MKs told by Sa'ar that he'd close shops on Shabbat in return for their support of rival Reuven Rivlin. Sa'ar: Sheetrit is lying.

Knesset Member Meir Sheetrit (Hatnuah), who lost in the runoff election for the presidency in the Knesset against Reuven Rivlin, has accused Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) of striking a political deal with the ultra-Orthodox factions to prevent a possible victory by Sheetrit. Sheetrit claims that Sa’ar apparently told the Haredim that he would close...