Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday that the decision to form a special team to draft universal service legislation based on the Plesner Committee's recommendations presented a "historic opportunity."

Barak said that the new law will help unite the nation and create a just distribution of the (national service) burden.

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"This is the time to make decisions, and we are all obligated to take part in the mission and implement the law," the defense minister said.