From a paper I don't generally agree with, a great article on the ongoing spats within the religious world.
My interest in this article stems from an incident several years back when Ariel Sharon formeda government with the Shinui and National Religious (Mafdal) Parties. At that time, an article in the Chareidi press noted that the Shas and United Torah Judaism parties had kicked the Mafdal out of the "religious lobby", noting that this showed Religious Zionism's true colours.
And now Shas has left the lobby because of a putatively racist cartoon. That leaves... well it leaves UTJ all alone, doesn't it. And if statements like this are true:
Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox journals, representing groups that are not part of the governing coalition, began a joint attack, unprecedented in its fervor, against Shas, which is part of the coalition
then we must all redouble our prayers for God to help us out of this mess we're digging ourselves into deeper every day.