Chief Rabbi Amar and President Peres met today and discussed the draft issue. They concluded that the debate must continue, but without extremism from any side. Peres restated that everyone must bear the burden.
Prime Minister Netanyahu announced at the weekly cabinet meeting that drafting every 18 year old makes for a good headline, but it’s not realistic. The introduction must be done gradually, as unity is just as important as sharing the burden. His goal is 6000 Chareidi draftees a year by 2016.