For those who had any doubts about the Shas party’s lack of spiritual connection to Jerusalem or anything not directly connected to Shas pockets, their latest spokesman, Communications Minister Ariel Attias has already kissed off Yehuda and the Shomron as what Shas “was not created for,” now dispells all doubts;
“If there is progress in the negotiations about the [whole] country, and not just Jerusalem, that would cause the party to leave the government.”
The removal of West Bank outposts won’t cause Shas to leave the coalition, the party’s Communications Minister Ariel Attias said Monday.
“Shas will not leave for the sake of the outposts or the settlements, Shas will leave in order to restore the pride of the Torah, the crown (of Torah) to its rightful owners, and there is no reason to leave the government,” Attias told the Knesset Channel.
When asked about what would cause his party to leave Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government, Attias responded that “if there is progress in the negotiations about the [whole] country, and not just Jerusalem, that would cause the party to leave the government.”
The communications minister also warned that a failure on the part of the government to accept the recommendations of Shas’s commission for child subsidies could also lead to a crisis in the coalition.