Shas Sending Netanyahu Mixed Messages About Joining Coalition

Ultra-Orthodox party leaders warn of an unprecedented split in society if conscription were forced upon yeshiva students, but say they are prepared to 'go to great lengths to achieve cooperation.'

The ultra-Orthodox Shas party sent mixed signals to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to Yair Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid party, over Shas joining the coalition government that the prime minister will be trying to form following last week's election.