In Sderot, Gantz again calls for government to adopt his universal IDF enlistment plan

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz calls for the adoption of his universal enlistment plan, insisting that while Israelis should not let themselves believe “that all the ultra-Orthodox and Arabs will serve tomorrow morning,” they “must also not give up on the real promotion of such a process.”

Speaking after a faction meeting of his National Unity party in the southern city of Sderot, Gantz says, “If there is someone who is willing to abandon the value of the service and security needs, and promote a plan of evasion – he will be held responsible,” in an apparent reiteration of his previous threat to bolt the coalition over the enlistment issue.

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