Cabinet encourages haredim not to serve

If passed, the draft bill would mean the ultra-Orthodox will be rewarded for exemption, destroying recent efforts to enable their enlistment.

December 20, 2010 18:35
A haredi man walks past IDF soldiers

soldiers haredi 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Though Sunday’s planned vote was postponed, the cabinet is soon expected to approve a bill that would set new rules for drafting haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men. Whether the bill can also pass the Knesset and survive a court challenge is less clear. What is certain, however, is that the proposal is outrageous.

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