Gafni Threatens To Force Another Election If Draft Law Isn’t Modified


MK Moshe Gafni threatened on Thursday morning that his party would rather go back to the hustings and fight another election than back down on its demands for mass military service exemptions for yeshiva bochurim.

UTJ rejected a draft charedi enlistment law drawn up by a Defense Ministry committee convened by Yisrael Beytenu leader and former defense minister Avigdor Liberman during the last government, which led in part to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolving the Knesset and calling early elections.

Liberman for his part has stated following the election that he will not accept “even one comma to be changed” in the draft law, setting up a head-on collision between him and the charedi parties during the negotiations to form a new government.

Read more at JPOST.



  1. If the chareidim persist, Netanyahu will bring in Blue & White and the chareidim will lose everything, not just the draft.


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