Kadima activist and former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Dan Halutz on Tuesday urged the government to pass an equal service law, calling the present political situation "a one-time opportunity" to come to a new arrangement.
Speaking to Army Radio, Halutz said "whoever is worried about the country's future must understand that if we don't take the opportunity to create one law for all the citizens, we won't have the opportunity again," adding that the process "won't get easier as the years pass."
Whoever receives benefits from the state, he added, must also contribute to the state.
Calling religious parties' proposals to craft exceptions for the majority of their constituents "insulting to the intelligence," Halutz said that the law's principals must be agreed upon first, and the methods of effectively implementing them could be decided upon later.