07/08/12: Al Jazeera reports Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has announced it will back a controversial plan to compel ultra-Orthodox Jews and Palestinian-Israelis to complete military or community service. Meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday before the weekly cabinet meeting, the ruling party said it would support the recommendations proposed by a parliamentary committee last week. “The party this morning discussed and unanimously adopted the principles laid out by the Plesner commission,” Likud spokeswoman Noga Katz said in a statement. The decision means the government will now move towards drafting a law requiring all sectors of Israeli society to complete either military or community service, with penalties to be levied on those who fail to comply. The Plesner panel also called for increased incentives and benefits for those who serve.