Practically speaking, does the chareidi public have reason for optimism in view of what is taking place in the government?
"One must not forget that there are ongoing problems, all the time," explains Rabbi Gafni. "One can say that at the moment, things are calm. At the moment, the Knesset cannot promote laws that are opposed to chareidi interests. The combined party list will not vote for laws detrimental to Yiddishkeit, knowing that it will boomerang when we return to power, so that in the worst scenario, even if Ra'am decides to support, the maximum votes they can muster is 60, which is not enough to pass legislation.
"Nevertheless, we must not forget the constant problems. Just today, Minister Kahane (the Minister of Religions) signed on changes in the voting groups for the Rabbinate, and sanctioned a secular majority. The government promotes amendments all the time. Minister Hendel (the Communications Minister), in his evil designs, supports and advances amendments and reforms which harm chareidi life and the harm they induce is terrible.
"But all this does not need the Knesset to be set in motion. They introduce amendments which can be approved by the government alone and the harm done to the chareidi public continues. Our effort at the present is to dissolve this government and establish, with Hashem's help, a different one. This is our goal in this upcoming summer session."