Reports last night indicate that negotiations talks between United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Likud, previously said to be in their final stages, have hit a wall, Arutz Sheva reports.
Likud, apparently, has backtracked on complying with all of UTJ’s requirements in regard to the Enlistment Law, thereby creating tension between the ruling party and represenatatives of the party.
According to earlier reports, a final agreement between Likud and UTJ was to include a clause guaranteeing the cancellation of the criminal sanctions in the Enlistment Law, which sought to force charedim to enlist in the IDF. But, a UTJ source told Arutz Sheva, Likud has retracted prior agreements. He did not go into details, but noted that the party hoped to bring major changes to the law led by Yesh Atid and Jewish Home in the last coalition.
According to the UTJ source, the party is willing to settle on a number of issues, but not on the Enlistment Law.
“Although United Torah Judaism compromised on a number of subjects, in regard to the Enlistment Law, the party demands sticking to the original agreement – and that does not appear to be happening now,” the source said. Read more at Arutz Sheva.