Tal Law alternatives unexpectedly clear hurdles

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 7, 2012 13:55

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation cleared proposals for alternatives to the "Tal Law" from the Yisrael Beytenu and Independence parties, allowing them to advance in the Knesset before it dissolves this week.

This bills' passage is the first hurdle in an accelerated legislative process that would allow the bills to be discussed in their first readings on Monday- the next necessary stop to make it law by Wednesday, when the Knesset is expected to dissolve.

The Tal Law, which allows haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men to indefinitely defer IDF service and was recently invalidated by the High Court of Justice, is set to become the central issue in the upcoming election.

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