A Brief Background on the Ultra-Orthodox Vote in Jerusalem

In this video [04:39], published by i24NEWS, an Israeli international news channel based in Tel Aviv, Dr.Gilad Malach, head of the ultra-orthodox program of the Israel democracy Institute, explains the background behind the ultra-orthodox vote in Jerusalem’s political realm. The ultra-orthodox coalition has been able to maintain a religious atmosphere on Shabbat, because on this holy day of rest, shops, restaurants, and cinemas are not permitted to do business. Malach also points out that up until recently, the ultra-orthodox population was voting as a group, but now, due to a decrease in rabbinical influence in regard to politics, the ultra-orthodox vote is becoming more divided among different candidates.