PM hopeful on Tal Law solution

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July 16, 2012 18:37

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday said that while gaps remain in his discussions with Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz on replacing the Tal Law, he has hope that they can overcome differences in the coming days.

"We must distribute the burden in a more equal and just way," Netanyahu said at a Likud faction meeting. "There are not a small number of agreements up until now and objectives that are coming together, including on personal sanctions. There also remain some gaps."

Calling their goals on haredi enlistment ambitious, Netanyahu pointed out that the current discussions included plans to draft 6,000 haredim by 2016, whereas there were only 300 in 2007 and about 2,400 in 2011. 

"With all our ambitions, we must do this in stages and not in an overly forceful way, because that could cause a negative reactions, a split in the nation, and also a retreat from the progress we've already made," Netanyahu said.

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