Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), who heads the committee fine tuning legislation to increase hareidi-religious national service, congratulated the Netzah Yehudah/Nahal Hareidi Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces for winning the Chief-of-Staff Prize for operational excellence. Writing on her Facebook page, Shaked said, "The winning of the award was obvious and I'm sure it will be a precedent for more. The guys who come to the hareidi brigades have quality and talent. It is my hope that the more hareidi youth enlist, the more the state of Israel will benefit from their quality and the fruits of their labor."
Shaked added, "As the person who heads the committee that deals with the issue of inducting the haredi community, I'm glad there is someone who serves as a pillar of fire before the camp ... Congratulations to the Netzach Yehuda Brigade, to the Nahal Haredi association and its rabbis, and of course to the soldiers who work day and night to protect us."