Comments from within Shas on Wednesday night indicated the party may be willing
to compromise on the terms of legislation to draft ultra-Orthodox men into
national service, and prevent a coalition crisis.
MK Yohanan Plesner
(Kadima), who chaired the Keshev Committee tasked with formulating the new law,
presented his recommendations on Wednesday morning.
Among them were
proposals to levy heavy fines and financial sanctions on yeshiva students who
refuse to perform national service.
A source within Shas told The
Jerusalem Post that if there were a significant softening of the personal
sanctions, then it would be possible to pass Plesner’s other