PM says war took attention away from solving Haredi draft issue but believes there is a solution

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

On the issue of Haredi enlistment, Netanyahu says that his government had given itself nine months to solve the problem, but the October 7 attacks took up six months of attention.

He says a lot of work has been done, and he is happy that the Supreme Court gave another 30 days to find a solution. He praises the “real desire” on the part of Haredim to find a compromise.

“I think the problem can be solved,” Netanyahu says.

“We need to advance the equality [of sharing the burden],” he says. “It can be done in a positive spirit and with widespread agreement.”

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