Shas sources: Compromise can avert coalition split

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July 5, 2012 01:16

 
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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 recommendations.

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