The coalition crisis isn’t over – it’s just postponed

During the last few weeks’ political turmoil, a lot of sports metaphors were thrown around. The ball was in this one’s or that one’s court to end the coalition crisis. And now that an election wasn’t called this week, the headlines would have you believe that the proverbial ball disappeared.

Actually, the ball has just rolled a little farther away.

Haredi conscription has been an intractable political issue for so long that it’s hard to believe that it was really resolved last night.

And it wasn’t.

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