Shas Council's Decision
The following is a translation of the recent decision by the Shas Council of Torah Sages, as posted on Shas's website:
The Council of Torah Sages in its meeting today 21 Shevat 5768 has decided:
1) At the moment that they [YY - the government and the Palestinians] will start to speak about Yerushalayim, the Shas Movement will immediately leave the government. The Council of Torah Sages requests with this from the chairman of the movement to follow this closely, and to report such immediately to the Council of Torah Sages.
2) The Council of Torah Sages maintains that one cannot speak about peace agreements or lead negotiations before terror completely stops, and is accepted as [having stopped] by all.
3) The Council of Torah Sages requests from the Jewish people to stand in prayer before Our Father in Heaven that He should guard the People of Israel from all evil, and we should reach true peace with the coming of our righteous Mashiah, speedily, in our days, Amen.