Israel Begins Thrashing Out Details of ultra-Orthodox Draft, but an Uphill Battle Remains

Main dispute over enforcement, with Yesh Atid pressing for criminal penalties as early as 2017.

The Knesset took a first step toward instituting a more equitable model of army service on Monday, as a special committee headed by MK Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) began voting on sections of the relevant legislation.