AG to check legality of draft dodging bill

May 30, 2013 22:39

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein is expected to rule in upcoming days whether the bill proposed by the committee entrusted with setting guidelines for drafting yeshiva students is legal. Weinstein has been asked to rule on a clause that sets the amount of army service for students in national religious hesder yeshivas at 17 months, seven months less than the bill requires for haredi yeshiva students.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has complained that the bill discriminates against haredi students for "wearing the wrong kippa." Other clauses in the bill drafted by a committee led by Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri are expected to be reviewed by Weinstein and Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yinon.

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