News Brief 2/2/2013, Shevat 22, 5773
Netanyahu: 'No to Civil War'
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Saturday night of the danger of a civil war in Israel, in a speech he delivered after receiving the presidential nod to assemble the next coalition. The unusually harsh terminology is in line with the warnings of hareidim against attempts to coerce hareidi men into military service, and could be a signal that Netanyahu intends to include hareidi parties in his coalition.
Netanyahu said that the main national mission is stopping the Iranian nuclear weapons drive.