[Likud’s] Ya’alon’s central point, however, is most misguided. He stated that we must not do anything that will cause a “Kera Ba’am”, loosely translated, as a “tear” or “rip” in the people. This also translates into not taking any action that will cause the Haredim to withdraw their support from the Likud. What Ya’alon, as well as Netanyahu, clearly do not understand, is that absolutely any serious change from the current situation will be fought tooth and nail by the Haredim. When would you rather have this fight? Now, or in ten years, when their numbers will give them twice their current power? (Oh, I forgot long-term planning has never been the forte’ of Israeli politicians.)
One possible view. But - there are other views and those take in ‘details’ bit more seriously, and inclined to express that there are mid-long term concerns, and it’s better to think mid-long term on this issue.
Though, Kadima/Mofaz said it could be another 10-15 years until ‘again’ Israel’d face the same problem.