While there are difference of opinion among members of the Plesner Committee, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has released another message to show his support for “sharing the burden”, emphasizing “everyone must serve”.
Seeking to avoid a coalition crisis with chareidi parties, the prime minister has been maintaining a moderate position, opposed to personal sanctions against avreichim and adopting a relatively moderate approach to a new draft law as compared to other committee members.
The prime minister also supports permitting chareidim to postpone serve until age 22 or 23 to permit those who wish to strengthen their learning prior to serving to do so.
The Plesner Committee is expected to announce its recommendations for the new draft law next week.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)