Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Yariv Levin met with government legal adviser Gali Baharav Miara amid a stalemate in efforts to reach an agreement on the conscription bill.

Sources in Likud say that the legal adviser is demanding that the number of ultra-Orthodox individuals who will be drafted annually be included in the text of the bill.

However, Shas and Ya'adut HaTorah object to the inclusion of precisely specified quotas in the bill's text. Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to meet with representatives of Shas and Ya'adut HaTorah before the meeting with the government's legal adviser, but these meetings were postponed.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin is also involved in attempts to formulate a bill acceptable to all factions.

The ultra-Orthodox parties claim that Levin said, "The compromise version of the bill is bad for Likud. Not because of my attitude towards the law, but because of the attitude of society," in one conversation. However, Levin's office rejects the claim that he made such a statement.