Religious party vow ‘war’ against new government for trying to alter Israel’s religious status quo

United Torah Judaism lawmakers were enraged to learn on Wednesday that Israel’s new government plans to set up a special committee to review the longstanding religious-secular status quo in Israel.

The panel, set to be formed under the aegis of the Religious Services Ministry, is expected to look into controversial matters such as conversion, kashrut, commerce on the weekends and public transportation on Shabbat.