According to the number two man on the Yesh Atid list MK-elect and probable cabinet minister Rabbi Shai Piron, “the days in which chareidim do not serve in the IDF or national service are over!”
Speaking to Galei Yisrael Radio, Piron stated “I am very very excited today and it’s not a simple matter for me to contemplate the awesome responsibility. We wish to remain accurate and not confused, to remain focused. We received a great responsibility and we must prove ourselves.”
Rabbi Piron was clear, and at this stage, Yesh Atid does not rule out joining a coalition with any party. He quickly added however the chareidim must understand the days of not serving are over. He explains if the chareidim are not going to accept this then they cannot be part of the same coalition. He told Galei Yisrael “The prime minister will have to decide between the classic chareidi position and what we have to offer. This is the situation. We are making this a deal breaker for our inclusion in the coalition”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)