Speaking on Reshet Bet radio station, Litzman estimated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose his political alliance with the haredi parties in Israel over the state’s relationship with the non-Orthodox denominations abroad.

“The Reform don’t know what mikvaot are, they are jacuzzis for them,” said Litzman, in reference to the bill approved yesterday for in its preliminary reading in the Knesset plenum, insisting that UTJ intends to advance the bill all the way through the legislative process until it is passed into law. […]

“I assume that the prime minister and the coalition prefer haredim in Israel over Reform in the Diaspora,” said Litzman as to whether or not the government would fall over issues pertaining to the granting of religious services and recognition to the non-Orthodox movements.