Over the course of the weekend, MK saar gave an interview that focused mostly on his decision to challenge PM Netanyahu in primaries for the chairmanship of the Likud party.
Q: You have claimed that you are more traditional than Netanyahu. Today we are in the midst of a complicated struggle over the character of Judaism in Israel, and it is recognizable in a lot of bills and the public discourse. Where do you stand on these issues?
A: “Where I stand on these issues is known. I direct you to read two decisions that I made as Minister of the Interior. decisions about the Shabbat in Tel Aviv. I was attacked because of both of them. No Minister of the Interior including religious ones made these types of decisions before me. […] I think we need a new social agreement among Am Yisrael. […] There is a need today to push to have representatives from all movements in Judaism, and they dont need to be political people, and to work hard to reach such an agreement“.
Q: What is your opinion on everything to do with civil marriage and LGBTQ rights?
A: “I am in favor of marriage according to the Jewish tradition“.