Unholy Alliances Emerge in Preparation for the Election of the Chief Rabbi

That strange sound coming from the Knesset this week could be traced to the back-scratching going on in its deepest recesses, as various factions sought to seal deals ahead of the upcoming election of the chief rabbi.

As they do every Monday, the MKs of the joint Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu faction gathered for their weekly meeting in the Knesset. As almost always happens, they had to wait for the prime minister to make his entrance. MK Reuven Rivlin, who hadn’t attended a meeting of Likud’s Knesset faction for the past four years − the period in which he held the post of Knesset speaker − discovered anew that

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