As the battle for 'equal burden' in IDF service heats up, some warn of drafting Haredim by force
The Knesset panel that's preparing a plan for drafting Haredim has another two weeks to formulate its recommendations, but because its participants include no ultra-Orthodox, it's hard to see its emerging plan being enforced.
From midweek, once it was apparent that the threat of an immediate Israeli-Syrian clash had faded, the fierce public dispute over the draft budget grabbed the headlines. But over and above the budget discussions − which will witness an interesting new peak next week, when talks about how much to cut from the defense budget begin − there have also been fascinating developments in the ministerial...
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