Yair Lapid is not giving up on the draft of yeshivah students and is demanding that the new law be passed during the current Knesset session, despite the very tight timetable. The session ends on July 31, and coalition whip Yariv Levin said there was not enough time to bring the bill up for three readings.
This past Sunday, Lapid met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and notified him that his party would insist on the matter. In response, Netanyahu said that in order to enter the complicated process of approving the law during this session, he would demand that the heads of the coalition factions dispatch letters of support for the law.
“The prime minister wants to know where he stands on the matter vis-a-vis the coalition,” coalition sources said. They add that the letters are meant to examine if it is worth pressuring the system until the end of the session before launching the process.