Lapid threatens to quit Netanyahu government

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says that if his Future (Yesh Atid) party’s main platform plank calling for compulsory draft by law of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) men to the armed forces is not fully implemented, he will bring the coalition government down. The proposed bill was not adopted in cabinet Monday because the defense minister Moshe Yaalon’s objected to criminal proceedings against rabbis who fail to comply with its provisions. The coalition cabinet is less than three months old.

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