MK Ayelet Shaked, the Jewish Home faction whip, told Arutz Sheva Saturday evening that the governing Coalition is not as shaky as it seems to be.
"It does look like that from the outside, but from within it is much less bad,” she said. “There are disagreements between me and Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) and Elazar Stern (Hatnua) on various subjects, like the hesder yeshivas, but we work well together. In every coalition, there are disagreements and arguments that stem from the fact that we belong to different parties.”
MK Shaked said that the demands of Yesh Atid for hareidi enlistment are not as extreme as people think. No sanctions will be put in place against hareidim who do not enlist until 2017, she noted.
The government determined the quota for hareidi enlistment in 2014 at 3,200, 2,000 of whom will go to the IDF, and 1,200 to civilian national service. “This is something that already exists this year, so these are very realistic goals,” she explained. “The goal is that in 2017 there will be 3,000 hareidi enlistees to the military and 2,200 to civilian service. These are goals that the hareidi public will have no problem reaching, and that is why I am convinced that if there is cooperation with them, things will work out.”
“I think this Coalition will survive for a long time,” Shaked estimated, “because I don't believe that anything meaningful will happen in the short term on the Palestinian subject, but if it doesn't survive, that is OK too. We can live in the Opposition, too.” Shaked refrained from defining her party's red lines, but said that it would not sit in a government that uproots Jewish communities.