Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman has agreed not to advance legislation on haredi IDF enlistment, conversion reform and other issues relating to religion and state, as one of the conditions for his party joining the coalition.

His commitment comes after officials from United Torah Judaism insisted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they would only agree to Yisrael Beytenu joining the coalition on such a basis.

UTJ’s coalition agreement with Likud states explicitly that the status quo on religion and state, which is broadly defined by the haredi parties, be preserved for the lifetime of the government.