Minister of Defense Ehud Barak told the Keshev Committee to replace
the Tal Law on Thursday the IDF and security services could make use of
50 percent of the annual intake of haredi men of military age, and that
the remaining potential recruits should go to civilian service programs.
Speaking to the committee tasked with drawing up a proposal for
recruiting ultra-Orthodox men into national service, Barak said the new
law was crucial to several aspects of Israeli society.