Mofaz to Netanyahu: It´s Time for Actions, Not Words (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 07/05/12)
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Deputy Prime Minister and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly
rejected on Wednesday evening Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s
welcoming of the Draft Law committee´s recommendations.
“The chairman of Kadima received the Prime Minister´s statement with
disappointed,” Mofaz said, according to a report on Army Radio. “This
is a time for actions, not words, for decisions and not for
Mofaz’s statement added, “The Prime Minister is evading the challenge
of correcting the injustice of giving an exemption to the hareidi
population. Israeli citizens expected clear words from the Prime
Minister. Those who serve in the military expected a decision to be
reached and awaited historical and effective justice - and it looks
as though this is not the case.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Netanyahu said he concurred with the
committee´s most contentious recommendation: sanctions for hareidim
and Arabs who refuse to serve in the IDF.
“One who shirks” in his obligation to do military service, Netanyahu
said, “will not receive the same benefits as one who serves.”
The Draft Law committee headed by Kadima MK Yohanan Plesner announced
its recommendations at a press conference on Wednesday morning,
following a blow-up between Mofaz and Netanyahu, who dissolved the
committee this week following internal dissension.
Plesner said he wants to heavily fine hareidi religious youth who
refuse to enlist in the IDF but issued only general guidelines for
the Arab sector.
Mofaz has issued a clear ultimatum to Netanyahu to adopt new draft
law proposals if he wants to keep Kadima in the coalition.
Mofaz’s ultimatum puts the Prime Minister on the spot to choose
between Kadima and hareidi religious parties, which are fiercely
opposed to the proposed change and have been a pillar of the
coalition. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 07/05/12)
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