The secularist, right-wing party Yisrael Beitenu led by Avigdor Liberman has vowed not to enter a coalition with the ultra-Orthodox. Yossi Shain, a professor of political science at Tel Aviv University, said that there is growing animosity among Israelis in general against the haredim. Recently placed as number 8 on the Yisrael Beitenu list for the upcoming elections, Shain told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that the coalition government’s under Netanyahu and his ultra-Orthodox allies has been alienating Diaspora Jewry and that must be reversed.