Lieberman: Israel Beiteinu will oppose the Tal Law

All 15 MKs will vote against renewing the law, Lieberman says; Labor's Herzog opposes extending law in current form.

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January 30, 2012 14:59
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Lieberman, Israel Beiteinu MKs [file]

Lieberman, Israel Beiteinu MKs [file]_311. (photo credit: Reuters)

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that all 15 Israel Beiteinu MKs will vote against the Tal Law, at a press conference in the Knesset on Monday.

“No one needs to pressure me to vote for or against it – my stance is clear,“ he said. “Unlike other people, my word can be trusted.”

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Lieberman added that he’s glad the government didn’t make a decision, allowing each party in the coalition to vote as it sees fit, and that his party will act against the renewal of the Tal Law.

According to the foreign minister, there is also no reason to delay the vote on the law for another year, because after 10 years that the Tal Law has been in effect, “there are clear results and we have already come to conclusions.”

Lieberman also explained that Israel Beiteinu is not anti-haredi; rather it supports “Judaism without politics.”

The Labor party's Isaac Herzog also came out against extending the Tal Law as it is, saying it must be improved and revised.

"We need a law which will get more haredim enlisting in the army than do in the current situation," he said Monday.

Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report.


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