The focus of the new coalition government expected to be approved Wednesday will be replacing "the Tal Law and dealing with the Ulpana" controversy, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a Wednesday press conference.
Liberman's list of primary issues was notably different than the four point platform announced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz in their Tuesday press conference announcing a deal by which Kadima will join the government. The foreign minister's list omitted mention of the peace process, the change in government structure and the new budget, while adding the Ulpana controversy.
With regard to the fact that the new unity government reversed Yisrael Beytenu's push for new elections, Liberman expressed no dissapointment. Rather, he emphasized that the critical issue was to pass a "serious" replacement to the Tal Law which will integrate haredim into military and national service on a comprehensive scale.