To the dismay of Shas and United Torah Judaism, Efrat Duvdevani, Director General of Israeli President's Residence, said that Shimon Peres will not intervene on the issue of enlisting hareidim into the IDF, even though the parties urged the Israeli President to address the issue and prevent a possible civil war.
"Equality of burden was one of the hottest and most important topics among the parties," Duvdevani told Channel 2. "It was the moving spirit. Certainly the President was urged by the hareidi parties to find a solution to the issue, but it is not an issue that the President will deal with. The person who should find a solution is the prime minister."