This comes after statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday, that his government will find a way to end the exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service in the face of political pressures that threaten the future of his ruling coalition.

Netanyahu added in a press conference: “We will set goals for recruiting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the Israeli army and the national civil services. We will also determine means to implement these goals.”

In 2018, the Israeli Supreme Court invalidated a law exempting ultra-Orthodox males from conscription, noting that the need required the participation of all Israeli society in bearing the burden of military service.