Israel has generally avoided coercion toward the haredi minority, regarding the draft, education and other issues.
The bill for increasing ultra-Orthodox enlistment to the IDF approved by the cabinet for passage to the Knesset appears designed primarily to increase haredi male participation in the work force.
The issue of women serving in the IDF has been a long contested subject for the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset.
Politics aside, now is the time for Israel to make order of a historical travesty.
"Each and every person will give two years in the sake of unity, everyone will serve two years, for the sake of our society.”
Until now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the only option for the haredi parties.
Minister Michael Biton also said that the Defense Ministry intends to expand the program for ultra-Orthodox draft.
Yisrael Beytenu leader says stagnation of ultra-Orthodox enlistment means that previous, compromise legislation no longer relevant
“If Israel is important to you, stop your disqualifying and hateful rhetoric before a civil war breaks out here," Peretz tweeted to Liberman.