The Forum for Equality in the Burden of Military Service, a grass-roots lobbying group, harshly attacked Yesh Atid chairman and Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, following his announcement at Thursday morning's press conference pronouncing this day as "a historic day" because of the partial approval of criminal sanctions which can be levied against Torah scholars who do not register for the draft. "Lapid must think we are all idiots. First he says that everyone 18 and over must report for the draft, and then yesterday they vote for the exact opposite. How is that possible?", forum members asked.