While members of the Kadima
to withdraw from the coalition following the failure of the talks on a draft bill,
the leaders of the campaign for equal share of the burden held a press conference of their own.
The leaders of the "suckers"
protest turned their attention to Yisrael Beiteinu's
calling him to follow Shaul Mofaz's
example and quit the government after his universal draft bill
fails to pass a Knesset vote.
One of the protest leaders, Idan Miller, said that the "suckers" welcome Mofaz's decision to quit the coalition but that the pressure is now on Lieberman.
"We support the bill that will come up for a vote tomorrow but it has no chance of passing. Once it falls we demand that Lieberman quit the government. Equal share of the burden is not a slogan, it is a real necessity of the people."
Reuven Agassi of the forum for equal share of the burden said, "I congratulate Mofaz and Kadima for finally doing something right. Bibi, we didn't expect you to make a decision. Bold decisions are not your style." Addressing Lieberman he said, "It's time that you fight. Have you asked yourself what have you sacrificed until now? Not much."
Shahar Ilan, director-general of the Hiddush movement for Religious Freedom and Equality, said: "The government we are left with is unfit to rule, it's a government of discrimination. Netanyahu had no intention of recruiting one yeshiva student, he intended to keep his natural partners."
Yoav Kish, one of the founders of the "suckers encampment" told Yner that a "historic opportunity for a strong Zionist majority in the coalition has been missed."
He added that if there is no law to replace the Tal Law by August 1, "we expect the army and all other bodies to uphold the High Court's decision and follow the General Security Service Law for universal draft."