PM: Everyone must serve, change will be historic

July 8, 2012 10:09

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized that everyone must perform some form of national service and that those who do not will face negative consequences, speaking to a Likud faction meeting on Sunday.

The new law, to replace the Tal Law, must change the current reality by raising the number of people who serve, Netanyahu said, adding that it "must be done responsibly in order to preserve national unity."

"Everyone needs to carry the (national service) burden," he said. "We will provide positive incentives to those who serves and negative ones to those who evade service."

Declaring that the new legislation will be a historic change, the prime minister said the subject is finally being addressed 64 years after it was not dealt with properly.

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