'Five years is too long to wait for haredi draft'
“Camp Sucker” protest representative says Lapid's "Tal Law" alternative too slow in implementing ultra-Orthodox enlistment.
Activists protest Tal Law at PMO in J'lem Photo: YouTube Screenshot
Boaz Nol of the “Camp Sucker” protest movement said that while he agrees with
the principle behind Yair Lapid’s plan – that there should be required IDF
service for every citizen – he took issue with the five-year plan.
obvious to me that you can’t just do this overnight, you cant just send the
military police into Bnei Brak and enlist everyone. But at the same time, I
don’t think it should take five years. It should be three years so that it is
within the span of a single candidacy.”
In January, Nol and a group of
supporters set up a protest encampment called Camp Sucker at the Arlozorov Train
Station in Tel Aviv to voice their opposition to the “Tal Law.” Other protest
tents were set up throughout the country as part of the initiative, which has
received widespread media coverage.
Nol added that he also does not have
a problem with there being a small number of yeshiva students who still receive
an exemption, saying “we do that too, with a very small number of promising
athletes, musicians, actors, who receive exemptions. I think the same should go
for a young boy studying to be the next Rambam.”