A measure permitting Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to direct the IDF not to draft chareidi yeshiva students until a new draft legislation has been approved is anticipated to be discussed by the government on Sunday.
The coalition agreement date of July 1 is quickly approaching, but the government has not yet passed a new law, putting the yeshiva students in an unlawful situation and vulnerable to being drafted without their will.
In order to lessen public criticism of chareidi draft exemptions, the new measure will also state that the government wants to introduce a new draft bill during the winter session that would include a provision offering special advantages to troops and combat soldiers.
The Chareidi parties urged that the current Knesset session start with new legislation establishing a framework for exclusions earlier this month.
Although the coalition agreement called for the measure to be passed concurrently with the budget, Netanyahu requested that the legislation be tabled until after the budget had been approved out of concern for anti-government demonstrations.
According to Netanyahu, the legislation would be postponed, and the cabinet would issue a statement of intent for the upcoming winter session.
With the current measure, the Defense Minister will be able to direct the IDF to hold off on drafting chareidim until after a new law has been submitted.